Directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza and starring Jason Momoa, the upcoming Netflix action thriller “Sweet Girl” has added Academy Award Winner Marisa Tomei to its cast. As reported, she might be playing a negative character.
The film is a revenge thriller, co-written by Gregg Hurwitz, Philip Eisner, and Will Staples. ‘Sweet Girl’ follows Jason Momoa’s character as a distraught husband who vows to avenge the murder of his wife while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Isabela Merced plays the role of his daughter. At the same time, the film has an ensemble cast, including Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Adria Arjona, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, Dominic Fumusa, Brian Howe, Nelson Franklin, and Reggie Lee.
Tomei (‘My Cousin Vinny’, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), who recently joined the cast, has completed an acclaimed run on Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “The Rose Tattoo” and wrapped production on an untitled comedy film from Judd Apatow starring Pete Davidson which will be released in 2020.
This year, she returned for ABC’s live special of Norman Lear’s Live In Front of a Studio Audience, reprised her role of “Aunt May” in Spider-Man: Far From Home, and reunited with Ira Sachs for independent drama, Frankie, with Isabelle Huppert, which had its world premiere in competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Director Mendoza is making his feature film debut with ‘Sweet Girl’, reuniting him with Momoa. Previously, they both have worked in ‘Braven’, where Mendoza served as the cinematographer; and in ‘Frontier’ as the executive producer.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Momoa is also co-producing the project along with Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson. Momoa, who is last seen in a film in the DC superhero stand-alone Aquaman, is also playing a lead character in Apple’s Original TV Show, the 10-episode epic drama SEE.