Film News Roundup: Isabela Merced Boards Jason Momoa’s ‘Sweet Girl’ for Netflix

Film News Roundup: Isabela Merced Boards Jason Momoa’s ‘Sweet Girl’ for Netflix
In today’s film news roundup, Isabela Merced get cast opposite Jason Momoa, “Starbright” gets financing and Afm announces its speakers.

Casting

Isabela Merced, formerly Isabela Moner, has come on board to portray the daughter of Jason Momoa in his upcoming revenge thriller “Sweet Girl” for Netflix.

Momoa will play a devastated man who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting his daughter, who is the only family he has left. “Sweet Girl” is written by Gregg Hurwitz, Philip Eisner and Will Staples. Brian Mendoza will direct. Momoa, Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson are producing for Netflix.

Merced starred as the lead in Paramount’s “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” which grossed more than $60 million domestically. Production of the “Sweet Girl” will take place in Pittsburgh.

Merced, who recently changed her name from Isabela Moner to honor her late Peruvian grandmother,
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