The Aquaman star Jason Momoa will be producing a biopic on the Hawaiian surfing legend, Duke Kahanamoku. Peter Safran, as well as Susan Miller Carlson and Eric Carlson of Carlson Company, are working to make his story a film. Chris Kekaniokalani Bright is writing the script for the biopic on the surfing legend. Kahanamoku’s story has already been featured in the episode “Waterman — Duke: Ambassador of Aloha.” It was part of the documentary series American Masters on PBS. Jason Momoa narrated the episode. Now Momoa is producing the Duke Kahanamoku biopic so it can be shown to a wider audience. Not only did Kahanamoku win five Olympic medals, but he also shattered racial stereotypes. He competed in the Olympic Games in 1912, 1920, 1924, and 1932. He passed away at 77 in 1968 with one heck of a legacy. The biopic on the surfing legend does not currently have a title.
Jason Momoa is Making a Film on a Fellow Hawaiian
Not many people know that Jason Momoa was born in Hawaii. Momoa and Safran want to tell the story of the surfing legend with a biopic deserving of his legacy. Momoa has produced the films Road to Paloma, Braven, and Sweet Girl. So Momoa producing the biopic on Kahanamoku comes as no surprise. The actor also played the Olympic legend Jim Thorpe on an episode of the series Drunk History. The Game of Thrones alum has been bringing legends to life on screen in one way or another. He has partnered with Peacemaker executive producer Peter Safran to make the biopic on the surfing legend. This upcoming Kahanamoku biopic that Momoa is producing doesn’t have a title but already has big expectations. Jason Momoa also has the films Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Fast X, which will be released on 2023.
The actor has many projects to look forward to, and audiences can look forward to Duke Kahanamoku’s story told in an all-new way.