Stargate Atlantis‘s Satedan warrior has hit the big time. From a key role in HBO’s acclaimed fantasy series Game of Thrones to headlining a feature film remake of Conan the Barbarian later this summer, actor Jason Momoa (SGA‘s Ronon Dex) has reportedly been cast in the new Sylvester Stallone film. This according to Latino Review.
Previously titled Headshot, the film follows a hitman (Stallone) and a cop (Sung Kang, Fast Five) who form an alliance to hunt down the man who killed their partners — an assassin named Keegan, played by Momoa. The story is based on a French graphic novel called The Killer, written by Alexis Nolent and adapted for the screen by Alessandro Camon.
Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal) also co-stars.
The film will be directed by Walter Hill (Deadwood, Supernova) for Warner Bros. and is expected to begin filming in Louisiana this month, according to Screen Rant. IMDb currently lists the title as Bullet In the Head.
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Game of Thrones, meanwhile, just concluded its first season on HBO with a record 3.07 million viewers for Sunday’s finale. Jason talks about the end of the season in a new interview with Access Hollywood (beware of major SPOILERS). Conan opens in theaters on August 19.