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Jason Momoa on stepping behind the camera -- and saying goodbye to Khal Drogo

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Sure, you loved Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo. But at the end of the day, everyone’s favorite Dothraki warrior only really had a few things going for him—namely, that perpetually glistening upper body and his silent, terrifying intensity. (Okay, and some truly great eyeliner.)

Since exiting GoT in 2011, actor Jason Momoa has been busy proving that he can do more than grunt and kill—by acting, directing (both a feature and a commercial for the clothing brand Carhartt), producing and, yes, speaking English while fully clothed. In June, word broke that Momoa had reportedly snagged the role of Aquaman in DC’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as a possible solo movie. (The casting has yet to be officially confirmed—but it’s worth noting that Momoa has been a lifeguard, a surfer, a Baywatch actor, and a marine biology major.) Momoa’s directing debut, Road to Paloma, premiered at the Portland Film Festival this week; he also starred in the film and brought it to the big screen with his own production company, Pride of Gypsies.

From self-produced indie passion projects to studio superhero franchises, Momoa is shaping up to be a serious player in Hollywood—and a more formidable force than Khal Drogo ever was. EW chatted with him about his new film and what’s coming next.

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Casting Net: Emilia Clarke to headline indie psychological thriller; Plus Jason Momoa, Anna Kendrick, more

 Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play the lead in the psychological thriller Voice From the Stone, based on the Italian novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo. Eric D. Howell will make his feature directorial debut with the story adapted by Andrew Shaw set in 1950s Tuscany about a nurse (Clarke) who gets caught up in an evil force inside the castle where she is taking care of a young boy dealing with the trauma of his mother’s sudden death. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Italy in November. [The Hollywood Reporter] READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Tom Cruise developing 'Jack Reacher' sequel; Plus, Jason Momoa in talks for 'Batman vs. Superman,' more

• Tom Cruise is developing a follow-up to 2012′s Jack Reacher with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. The sequel will be based on Lee Child‘s Never Go Back – the 18th book in the series — where Jack is faced with a new commanding officer and a possible return to Army service. No writer or director is attached to the pic, but according to the report, all hope that Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the first film and is currently working on prepping Mission: Impossible 5 with Cruise, will return. [Deadline]
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Casting Net: Adrien Brody in negotiations to play villain in thriller 'Motor City.' Plus: Jason Momoa, Chloe Moretz, Benedict Cumberbatch

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• Slender, suave Adrien Brody is in negotiations to play a villain in the crime thriller Motor City. The film, starring Gerard Butler, is about a felon, after he leaves jail, who goes after the guys who framed him. Albert Hughes is directing from a script by Chad St. John. Brody would reportedly replace another traditionally intense actor, Gary Oldman, in the role. [Variety]

• Former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa and Canadian actress Merritt Patterson are joining the werewolf thriller Wolves. First time feature director David Hayter is helming the film from his own script. It stars Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) as an 18-year-old who leaves town after being accused of killing his own parents. Momoa plays a werewolf villain. [Variety]

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