Jason Momoa is trading in his Aquaman fins for some boxing gloves. The actor is set to star in Sweet Girl, a pulse-raising action movie premiering on Netflix next month. But before the film hits streaming later this summer, Netflix released a glimpse at what’s in store with the first official Sweet Girl trailer, which includes everything from an FBI helicopter chase to an epic “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” needle drop.
Today’s trailer begins with Momoa’s character Ray Cooper on the run from the law before it dips back into the past. We learn that he’s a devastated husband grieving the death of his wife, who died from cancer just before she was supposed to start a new drug that could have prevented her death.
“My wife was supposed to start a new medication,” Ray explains in today’s trailer, but a doctor informs him that the company manufacturing the new drug pulled it off the market — presumably to drive up prices — even though it could have saved her life. Furious, Ray sets off on a mission to track down the people behind the corrupt company and hold them accountable for his wife’s death.
But along the way, Ray finds himself stumbling upon a much larger conspiracy than he ever could have imagined. In his quest for vengeance, he uncovers a scandal involving major government figures, much to the dismay of Big Pharma, which will do anything and everything to keep the truth hidden. “You have no idea what you’re getting into,” warns the corrupt company boss, played by Justin Bartha.
Determined to seek justice, Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) go on the run, battling the bad guys and smashing through glass windows, embarking on car chases, and brushing up on their boxing skills along the way, all to avenge the mother and wife they lost too soon. “As long as we’re together, we’re still a family,” Rachel says in today’s trailer.
Sweet Girl also stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Adria Arjona, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, Dominic Fumusa, Brian Howe, Nelson Franklin, Reggie Lee, Marisa Tomei and more.
Sweet Girl premieres on Netflix Aug. 20. Watch the full trailer in the video above.
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