Jason Momoa is set to produce and star in the revenge thriller, Sweet Girl, for the streaming service Netflix. Momoa reunites with Brian Andrew Mendoza, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson from his time on the Frontier television show (on Netflix and Discovery Canada) and the Braven movie.
In addition to Momoa, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment will also produce for Sweet Girl.
“I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again,” Momoa said. “I’m putting a dream team together from Brad and Jeff to my best friend, Brian, who has been my partner for over 10 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.
The movie will be set in Pittsburgh and also start filming there this Fall, according to local news outlets.
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers will be visited by none other than Aquaman himself, actor Jason Momoa, when the Netflix feature thriller, “Sweet Girl” begins shooting this fall.
Momoa, best known for his roles as DC Comics’ underwater hero and as Khal Drogo on “Game of Thrones,” will star as a man out for revenge after his wife is killed. He also is sworn to protect his daughter.
Netflix has built a presence here. The streaming giant created a large set for the 2020 series “I Am Not Okay With This” this past summer in Warrendale, and shot two seasons of its “Mindhunter” drama series around Pittsburgh.
There is also an open casting call for Sweet Girl to be held on Saturday, October 26th.
More details from WTAE Action News 4:
A casting call will be held next weekend for a new Netflix feature film that is being shot in Pittsburgh.
The film “Sweet Girl” will star Jason Momoa.
The story line is as follows:
“A thriller starring Jason Momoa as a husband and father trying to bring justice for his wife’s death while protecting his daughter from those who try to protect their company and hide their corruption.”
The casting call will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
According to the casting director for “Sweet Girl,” the team is “looking to employ thousands of people from early November [through] February to work as extras on the show.”
Scenes in November will need Pittsburgh baseball fans.
“Extras will portray Pittsburgh baseball fans, Pittsburgh pedestrians & city folk, blue collar workers, shoppers, upscale gala attendee’s, subway passengers, law enforcement (stadium security, TSA, FBI, cops), hospital staff, airline passengers, flight attendants, first responders, suited business types, press/media and more fictional characters,” the press release said.
No experience is necessary.
The film is not only being shot in Pittsburgh, but will be set in Pittsburgh.
We will keep you updated as more filming information comes in. In the meantime, if you have a tip about Sweet Girl, you can email us about it. Any set photos or videos are also appreciated and will be shared with proper credit!
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