Jason Momoa Set To Play Will Ferrell's Grown "TV Show Son" In New Comedy

– by Nick Doll

Jason Momoa, set to appear as Aquaman this November in Justice League and next December in the character's solo-film, is now making the move to comedies alongside a major comedy star. Momoa's early career thus far has reminded me Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's; both have a tendency to play badasses with swords. Both are gigantic, terrifying men you would never want to challenge to a fight, so when Johnson made the move to comedy, at first I was hesitant. Johnson knocked it out of the park and has proven time and time again to be hilarious, so why not have Momoa give it a try as well? You can be scary as hell and funny. The Rock proved it.

Deadline reports that Paramount purchased an untitled pitch for a comedy that stars Will Ferrell and Jason Momoa. The project is being described as "Galaxy Quest meets Ocean's Eleven." Ferrell will play a washed up TV star reuniting with his now grown TV show son, played by Momoa, who is now a huge star. Reminds me of a plot straight from Bojack Horseman, which isn't a bad thing at all. 

The untitled film will be written by Andy Mogel and Jarrad Paul, who created The Grinder and wrote and directed The D Train. Nick Stoller (Neighbors) is producing with Will Ferrell's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions.  

The project sounds like a home run, as the contrast between Ferrell and Momoa should make for some hilarious situations, not unlike Ferrell's pairing with action-star Mark Wahlberg in past films. The Galaxy Quest comparison makes perfect sense, but I wonder how it is similar to Ocean's Eleven? Will there be a heist of some sort? 

What do you think of a comedy starring Ferrell and Momoa? I've never seen Momoa do comedy, so is he up for the task? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

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