Netflix cast Jason Momoa in a new revenge thriller called “Sweet Girl,” directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza. The new movie is Mendoza’s feature directorial debut, which reunites him with the actor. Mendoza has previously served as the cinematographer and producer on “Braven,” as well as executive producing “Frontier,” which both starred Jason Momoa.
The company’s official logline for the movie reads, “A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.”
Momoa said in a statement, “I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again. 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.”
Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner wrote the original script, with current revisions by Will Staples. Momoa’s latest project, “Aquaman,” surpassed a worldwide box office of $1B and the actor recently wrapped production on “Dune,” the feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel.
“Sweet Girl” marks the third feature project in an ongoing partnership between Netflix and ASAP Entertainment. The other projects include “Frontier” and “DayBreak” with future film projects also in discussion
Jeff Fierson added, “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,” said Fierson. “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.”
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