Jason Momoa (Aquaman) has signed on to produce and star in the revenge movie, Sweet Girl. Netflix is distributing the action film, which revolves around a devastated husband who vows to bring justice to those responsible for his wife’s death. However, at the same time he must protect the family he has left in the form of his daughter.
Admittedly, that’s pretty much the most generic movie premise of all time. One wonders if Netflix, outside of their prestige dramas, is creating films that are so easily consumable that their subscribers can watch them while on their phones. The argument could be that risky, unusual films could put subscribers off and lead them to look to other streaming platforms. But that’s just a theory.
Brian Andrew Mendoza will making his directorial debut with Sweet Girl. He previously worked with Momoa on Braven and Frontier. Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner originally wrote the script, before Will Staples penned the latest draft. Momoa will produce alongside Mendoza, San Andreas director Brad Peyton, and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment.
“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”, said Momoa. “It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision”.
Momoa was at one point going to star in a remake of The Crow, another revenge film. That fell through, but perhaps Sweet Girl is his next best thing.
Momoa is best known for Aquaman and Game Of Thrones, but he’s beginning to expand outside of those two franchises. He’ll soon be seen in the Apple original series See, while he’s also on board Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune. He’s also got a role in Ana Lily Amirpour‘s upcoming Cliffhanger remake.
Can Momoa can elevate Sweet Girl past its generic premise? He’s certainly a charismatic enough actor to do so.