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Jason Momoa to film Netflix thriller in Pittsburgh this fall

Shirley McMarlin
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Jason Momoa will be in Pittsburgh this fall shooting the Netflix thriller “Sweet Girl.” Here, the “Aquaman” actor attends the Los Angeles premiere of “Joker” on Sept. 8.

Jason Momoa will be in Pittsburgh this fall to film the Netflix thriller, “Sweet Girl,” with filming reported to begin in November.

“We are thrilled to welcome Netflix back to southwestern Pennsylvania, and we can’t wait for them to get started,” said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office. “It will be sometime later in November, and they will be here into the new year, as well.”

The star of “Aquaman” will produce and star in the story of “a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while also protecting his daughter,” according to “Variety.”

And fans seem quite pleased at the news:

Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment will also produce and Martin Kistler will executive produce. The script is by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner.

“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,” Fierson told “Variety.”

“I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again,” Momoa said, calling his collaborators a “dream team.”

Momoa recently completed production on “Dune,” a Legendary Picture’s adaptation of the Frank Herbert science fiction novel also starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac. In that film, Momoa plays swordsman Duncan Idaho, the only character to recur in all six of Herbert’s original “Dune” novels.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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