Jason Momoa is a father out for revenge in a new action film called “Sweet Girl” for Netflix, the streamer announced Monday. Momoa will star in the film from director Brian Andrew Mendoza, who is making his feature directorial debut. Mendoza was the cinematographer on Momoa’s film 2018 film “Braven” and executive producer on his series “Frontier.” In “Sweet Girl,” Momoa will play a devastated husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner wrote the screenplay, with Will Staples handling the current revisions. Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson are producing for ASAP Entertainment along with Momoa and Mendoza. Martin Kistler is serving as executive producer. “Sweet Girl” marks the third feature project in an ongoing partnership between Netflix and ASAP Entertainment. Their other projects include the series “Frontier” and “DayBreak,” and the companies are also in discussion about future film projects. “I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again,” Momoa said in a statement. “I’m putting a dream team together from Brad and Jeff to my best friend, Brian who has been my partner for over ten years. It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision.”
“Brad and I are ecstatic about bringing another project to Netflix, who have truly made us feel like we have a home to make groundbreaking original features and series,” Fierson said in a statement. “Additionally, Jason and Brian are like family, so to re-team with them on a movie after working for three seasons of Frontier, is a dream come true. When we first read this script, we knew there was only one actor who could bring the gravitas and depth to the role of Cooper, and that’s Jason. And this is the perfect vehicle for Brian to make his directorial debut.” Momoa’s “Aquaman” surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and he recently wrapped production on the sci-fi epic “Dune,” based on Frank Herbert’s novel. Momoa is represented by WME and attorney Bill Sobel.