Jason Momoa Cast in Stallone Crime Thriller

Jason Momoa (Des Moines Register)Stargate star Jason Momoa has been cast as the “bad guy” Keegan in the formerly-titled Headshot, a Sylvester Stallone movie, according to a Latino Review exclusive.

The exclusive was picked up by Screen Rant, who had this to add about the movie:

Former Stargate: Atlantis cast member Jason Momoa has become a hot commodity in the wake of his role as Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones. He looks to further strengthen his image as an onscreen badass by headlining this summer’s Conan the Barbarian reboot and portraying a cop killer in action movie director Walter Hill’s new film, formerly known as Headshot.

Momoa will appear opposite Sylvester Stallone and Fast Five‘s Sung Kang as a mismatched pair of professionals (Stallone is a New Orleans hitman, Kang is a New York police officer), who join forces in order to track down the crooks responsible for murdering their respective partners.

Latino Review says that Momoa is up to play the villainous Keegan in Hill’s movie, which is an adaptation of the comic book “Bullet to the Head” by French author Alexis Nolent (who writes under the pseudonym Matz). Oscar-nominee Alessandro Camon (The Messenger) was responsible for scripting the big-screen version of Nolent’s violent crime noir series, which is expected to begin production in Louisiana before the month is out.

Sarah Shahi of Fairly Legal has also been cast in the movie, portraying the daughter of Stallone’s character.

We’ll let you know when the movie gets a title and release date. In the meantime, be looking for Momoa in Conan the Barbarian, which is coming to US theaters August 19.