Biopic: “Aquaman” star Momoa is making a film about the surfing legend from Hawaii
“Aquaman” star Momoa is making a film about Hawaiian surfing legends
The actor Jason Momoa already proved in “Aquaman” that he cuts a good figure in the water. He also wants to stay true to the element for his next film.
“AquamanAccording to a media report, star Jason Momoa (43) wants to bring the story of surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku to the screen.
Together with the producer Peter Safran (“The Suicide Squad”), the actor will make a biopic about the athlete Hawaii produce, reported the industry journal “Variety”.
Kahanamoku (1890-1968), a swimmer who won five Olympic medals, including three golds, between 1912 and 1924, popularized modern surfing. Surfing was originally the Sports of the Hawaiian kings, but was banned as sinful by the European missionaries in the 19th century.
The Hawaiian-born actor momoa is best known for his role as the DC superhero “Aquaman”, who rules the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and is able to communicate with sea creatures. He also played the warrior Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. The Hollywood star is committed to protecting the oceans, including as an ambassador for the UN environmental program UNEP.