Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny) has joined the cast of Netflix revenge action film Sweet Girl, the streaming service announced today. The cast also includes Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, 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 recently 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.
In the film, a devastated husband (Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Merced).
Sweet Girl will be directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, who will make his feature directorial debut and is reuniting with Momoa. Mendoza has previously served as the cinematographer and producer on Braven, as well as executive producer on Frontier, both starring Momoa.
Mendoza will direct from a script by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner, with revisions by Will Staples. The producers are Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment, Momoa, and Mendoza. Executive producing is Martin Kistler.