Jason Momoa may have played Khal Drogo on Season 1 of HBO’s hit drama, Game of Thrones, but now the actor is trying his hand at directing for the second time as he prepares to helm and star in the film Kane.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Kane is a drama about “an alcoholic former boxer (Jason), who turns to Detroit’s illegal fighting circuit to earn money to pay for his ex-wife’s medical treatment. Once in the lucrative underground fighting scene, he must face old demons and defeat a merciless rival from his past if he is to save his family and reclaim his lost destiny.”

In other words, this flick sounds like an absolute tear-jerker.

Despite the film’s serious and dramatic nature, Jason couldn’t be more thrilled about directing and starring in his latest passion project, which is scheduled to shoot in Detroit at the start of 2014.

In a statement, Jason discussed his desire to work in Motor City. “The city used to symbolize much of what was grand and noble about America but then lost it all to economic decline and urban decay. This parallels the story of Kane Malu, a man who is down but not yet out. Kane is the story of a phoenix rising from the ashes.”

The movie certainly sounds like a departure from GoT, but we’re glad that Jason is branching out. Is this movie something that interests you? Share your thoughts below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter