Category: Casting News/Rumors

Press: Jason Momoa to Star in Apple Drama ‘See’

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The ‘Aquaman‘ star returns to series regular television following ‘Frontier‘ and ‘Game of Thrones.’

 

Jason Momoa is lining up his post-Aquaman work.

 

A month after exiting the Crow reboot, the Game of Thrones grad has been tapped to star in Apple’s drama series See.

 

See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Momoa will star in a lead role as Baba Voss, who is a fearless warrior, leader and guardian. Additional details about the eight-episode project are being kept under wraps.

 

Written by Oscar nominee Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Peaky Blinders), Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Red Sparrow) will direct the series. Knight and Lawrence will executive produce the Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content effort alongside the company’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.

 

See marks Momoa’s return to series regular television following roles in The Red Road, Netflix’s Frontier and Game of Thrones, in which he memorably starred as Khal Drogo in the hit show’s first season. His small-screen credits include North Shore, Baywatch: Hawaii and Stargate Atlantis. On the feature side, the actor will next star in the title role in DC Comics’ Justice League spinoff Aquaman, which is set to bow Dec. 21. Momoa is repped by WME.

 

For Apple, Momoa’s casting comes as yet another sign that the iPhone maker is willing to spend on top talent for its roster of high-profile programming. Still to be determined is how — or when — that content will be released.

 

 

Press: ‘The Crow’ Remake Grounded Again: Jason Momoa & Director Corin Hardy Exit

Sorry for the late announcement on this! I’m running behind on updates.

 

DEADLINE – The Crow has seen its wings clipped yet again. Sources tell me Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy formally withdrew from the film this morning. This after Sony was close to exiting as the film’s worldwide distributor. I’m told this has to do with creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds underlying rights and who was financing the film. Production was gearing up to start within the next five weeks in Budapest, and the picture was in full pre-production with Hardy presiding.

 

Sony Pictures announced last September that it had picked up the film for worldwide distribution, and announced an October 11, 2019 release date. Insiders said that deal hasn’t closed. My sources said Hadida’s inability to close a deal with Sony left the studio in exit mode, and that directly precipitated the exits of the filmmaker and star.

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