Sweet Girl release date: Cast, plot and trailer for Jason Momoa’s upcoming thriller

Jason Momoa stars as a vengeful widower in this upcoming Netflix thriller.

Sweet Girl

Jason Momoa is returning to our screens this summer in Sweet Girl – Netflix‘s upcoming action thriller.


Marking Brian Mendoza’s (Frontier, Braven) directorial debut, Sweet Girl follows widower Ray (Momoa) as he tries to find the people responsible for his late wife’s death and seek his revenge whilst taking care of his teenage daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced).

A key feature of Netflix’s summer film schedule, the streamer hasn’t given much away about this exciting thriller – however, it recently released a first-look image, showing the Dune star in action as a husband wanting justice.

Here’s everything we know so far about Netflix’s Sweet Girl.

Sweet Girl release date

Sweet Girl is set to arrive on Netflix on Friday 20th August. 

Production on the film began back in the autumn of 2019, with shooting taking place in Pittsburgh.

Sweet Girl trailer

While Netflix has not yet released an official trailer for Sweet Girl, we got a brief glimpse at the film in the streamer’s 2021 Film Preview.

Netflix also released a first-look image of Sweet Girl, featuring Ray and Rachel parked in a dark woods, with an angry-looking Ray marching towards something with serious purpose. You wouldn’t want to get on his bad side, that’s for sure!

Jason Momoa

Sweet Girl cast

Sweet Girl stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman) as Ray Cooper, a husband avenging his wife’s death and Isabela Merced (Transformers: The Last Knight) as his teenage daughter Rachel.

Rounding out the rest of the cast are The Magnificent Seven’s Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Homeland‘s Raza Jaffrey, Good Omens’ Adria Arjona, The Good Fight’s Justin Bartha, Training Day’s Lex Scott Davis, Once Upon A Time’s Michael Raymond-James, Nurse Jackie’s Dominic Fumusa, The Pursuit of Happyness’s Brian Howe, New Girl‘s Nelson Franklin, Prison Break’s Reggie Lee and Spider-Man‘s Marisa Tomei.

What is Sweet Girl about?

Directed by Road to Paloma’s Brian Mendoza, Sweet Girl stars Jason Momoa as a grieving husband who vows to seek revenge on the people responsible for his late wife’s death whilst protecting his daughter (Isabela Merced), who is not the only family he has left.

Penned by Philip Eisner, Gregg Hurwitz and Will Staples, this action thriller follows the father-daughter pair as take this fight for justice into their own hands.


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