Jason Momoa (above, Conan, Game of Thrones) is set to play a cannibal in a post-apocalyptic thriller set in Texas called Bad Batch.
Momoa is already due to play Aquaman for Warners and DC, but the actors career continues to throw him roles based on his size and aggressive looks. His role in Game of Thrones was terrific, he played Conan rather well, and he gave Stallone some serious trouble in Bullet to the Head.
News that Momoa is in talks to play part of a cannibal family is almost too good to be true!
The Wrap reports that “Batman v Superman’s” Jason Momoa is in negotiations to star in Ana Lily Amirpour’s dystopian love story “The Bad Batch,” which is a co-production between Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Vice.
Described as a cross between “The Road Warrior” and “Pretty in Pink,” “The Bad Batch” is a post-apocalyptic tale set in a Texas wasteland where a community of cannibals reside. The film is a love story about a cannibal (Momoa) and his food.
Annapurna’s Megan Ellison will produce alongside Vice’s Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah. Vice’s Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti will executive produce the film, which Annapurna executive Sammy Scher will oversee on behalf of the company.
On Jan. 7, the day Annapurna announced it was cooking up “The Bad Batch,” Ellison tweeted a photo of Amirpour holding up the script, and Momoa could be glimpsed in the corner of the photo.
— Megan Ellison (@meganeellison) January 6, 2015
Amirpour is best known for directing the genre-bending Iranian vampire movie “A Girls Walks Home Alone at Night,” which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.