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Jason Momoa to Lead Netflix Revenge Movie 'Sweet Girl'

The 'Aquaman' actor will play a devastated husband that vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death.
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The 'Aquaman' actor will play a devastated husband that vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death.

Jason Momoa will star in the revenge action feature Sweet Girl for Netflix. 

Momoa will play a devastated husband that vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death, all while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter. 

Brian Andrew Mendoza will make his directorial debut on the film, having previously worked with Momoa as a producer on the action drama Braven and executive producer on the Netflix series Frontier. Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner penned the screenplay, with current revisions by Will Staples.

Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson, who also worked with Momoa on Frontier, will produce via their ASAP Entertainment banner, along with and Momoa and Mendoza. Martin Kistler will executive produce.

“I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again," Momoa said Monday 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.”

Added Fierson: "Jason and Brian are like family, so to reteam 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, who is repped by WME and Edelstein Laird, was last seen in the DC superhero stand-alone Aquaman, which grossed over $1 billion at the global box office. He is set to star in the upcoming Apple series See and recently wrapped production on Legendary and Warner Bros.' remake of Dune.

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