Just one month after Annapurna Pictures and VICE teamed up to make The Bad Batch, Aquaman star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the cast. The actor will play the leader of a group of cannibals, "whose young daughter disappears with a woman who manages to escape the community after losing some key body parts." The story is set in a post-apocalyptic Texas wasteland, although no other specific story details were given.
Ana Lily Amirpour is directing from her own screenplay, with Annapurna's Megan Ellison producing alongside Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah, with Vice's Eddy Moretti and Shane Smith executive producing. No production schedule was given, although this will likely go before cameras before Jason Momoa suits up as Aquaman in Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2.
The film is Ana Lily Amirpour's follow-up to her directorial debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, which was released in theaters last year. Jason Momoa most recently starred in Wolves and the Sundance Channel TV series The Red Road. It is rumored that his Aquaman character will first debut in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The news of Jason Momoa's casting shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, since the actor could be seen in the corner of a photo posted by Megan Ellison on Twitter, shortly after the deal for The Bad Batch was announced.