Jason Momoa is Making a Film on a Fellow Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku
Jason Momoa, who played Aquaman, has announced that he will produce a biopic on Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian surfing great. Susan Miller Carlson and Eric Carlson, along with Peter Safran, are adapting his story for the big screen. The screenplay for the film about the legendary surfer is written by Chris Kekaniokalani Bright. Waterman — Duke: Ambassador of Aloha previously covered Kahanamoku’s life biography. It aired as an episode of American Masters on PBS. The episode was narrated by Jason Momoa. So that more people may see the Duke Kahanamoku movie, Momoa has taken on the role of producing it.
Through his five Olympic medals, Kahanamoku broke down barriers between different races. As early as 1912, and again in 1920, 1924, and again in 1932, he took part in the Olympic Games. He left quite a legacy before his death at age 77 in 1968. There is not yet a working title for the biopic on the surfing icon. Jason Momoa’s Hawaiian origin is a little-known fact. Momoa and Safran hope to create a movie about the surfing icon that does justice to his legacy. Momoa has produced the films Road to Paloma, Braven, and Sweet Girl. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Momoa is making a movie about Kahanamoku’s life.
In an episode of Drunk History, he played Olympic hero Jim Thorpe. The former Game of Thrones actor is no stranger to giving movie classics a new lease on life. To create the film about the surfing icon, he’s teamed up with Peter Safran, the producer of Peacemaker. Momoa is producing a forthcoming biopic about Kahanamoku, and while it doesn’t yet have a title, it’s already garnering a lot of excitement. Next year, in 2023, Jason Momoa will star in two more movies: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Fast X. Duke Kahanamoku’s narrative will be portrayed in a brand new way, and the actor has many exciting projects in the works.