Type casting in Hollywood seems to be the real deal, at least, when it comes to Jason Momoa. From his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones to his role as Declan Harp in the Netflix series Frontier to his role in the DC Cinematic Universe as Aquaman, Momoa has pretty much always played the rough, tough, bloody and serious warrior characters. In several interviews, over the past few years, Momoa has been asked, on numerous occasions, if he could play any role, what would it be. His answer is almost always that he wishes he could break away from that type casting and be a part of a more light-hearted, comedic project. Finally, it looks like he’s going to get that chance!
It has been recently announced that Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to an untitled comedy pitch which will be written by Andy Model and Jarrad Paul (co-creators of the Rob Lowe sitcom The Grinder).
Originally reported by Deadline, the comedy pitch is said to be about a washed up TV star that reunites with his now-grown and very successful TV-show son. The pitch is set to star Will Ferrell as the father and with Jason Momoa as the son. While pretty much all other details about the plot are being kept under wraps, sources have described the project as “Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s Eleven.” That certainly sounds good to us!
Jason Momoa confirmed the news via his Instagram page with an extremely excitable and classic Momoa style R-rated post:
When u wake up Read this throw on some ice cube and start blasting ” It was a good day”. running around the house like home alone Living the fucking dream WILL FERRELL is a god to me. I’m so fucking happy.cccccccccccooooooooommmmmmmeeeeeedddddddyyyyyyyyyyy. FINALLY Sorry about all the fucks I’m just really fucking happy 😊 😜😜😜
The feature will be produced by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors) and Ferrell’s production shingle, Gary Sanchez.
Of course, Momoa will be seen next in the highly-anticipated DC release Justice League and, afterwards in the Aquaman stand-alone film. Ferrell will be seen next this summer in a comedy called The House in which he will star opposite Amy Poehler.
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).