Jason Momoa Cast as Lead Character in ‘Just Cause’ Movie
In case you forgot the Just Cause movie was happening, it is. Variety reports that Game of Thrones and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa will play lead character Rico Rodriguez in the upcoming film based on the action-packed video game series by Square Enix. It’s currently unknown what the film’s plot could be about, but seeing as Rico’s character is described as “an operative for an organization known as the Agency,” at least some level of source accuracy can be expected. That means we can also anticipate explosions. Many, many explosions.
Director Brad Peyton, who helmed the 2015 disaster film San Andreas, will be in charge of making sure the action in Just Cause is in high supply. This marks a reunion for Peyton and Momoa, who previously teamed up on the historical Netflix series Frontier. The script is being handled by John Collee, writer of 2003’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as well as the upbeat dancing-penguin film Happy Feet. Based on those two films, Collee seems reasonably-suited to the task of balancing high-stakes drama with silly, fun action.
Since Just Cause is still in early production, no release date, plot details, or other cast members have been announced as of yet. In an interview with IGN last year, producer Adrian Askarieh hinted at what they were aiming for with the adaptation:
In terms of action, I think Just Cause has just as much right to be called an action movie as The Fast and Furious. They’re both outlandish.”
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