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Jonathan Majors Reportedly Out as Dennis Rodman In Upcoming Film

The film, tentatively titled “48 Hours In Vegas,” had cast Jonathan Majors to portray Dennis Rodman early in 2023.

Jonathan Majors is no longer expected to be part of a movie focusing on former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s infamous trip to Las Vegas in the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals.

The film, tentatively titled 48 Hours In Vegas, had cast Majors to portray Rodman early in 2023, but after the actor was convicted of assaulting and harassing former girlfriend Grace Jabbari, that role is the latest to go.

According to CNN, a source close to the film says although Majors has not been officially dropped from the project, he is out. Other sources indicated to CNN that the film’s original director had plans that exceeded the film’s budget, so Lionsgate let the producers shop the film around.

Even though William Morris Endeavors still counts Majors, 34, as a client, the actor and his management and publicist split in April 2023 as the accusations began to swirl. Marvel, which had plans for Majors to lead “Phase 5” of its connected Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang The Conqueror, dropped Majors immediately following the verdict. 

Just before his arrest in March 2023, Majors was cast in a Spike Lee film produced by Amazon Studios, Da Understudy, but according to a source, the details of that project were preliminary and no deals had been finalized. A representative for Spike Lee and a spokesperson for Amazon Studios both declined comment to CNN.

A few months before his arrest, a film Majors starred in, Magazine Dreams, was receiving major buzz on the festival circuit. Disney’s Searchlight was going to release the film in December 2023, but it was shelved in October before Majors’ trial began.

Majors, who maintained his innocence in a January Good Morning America interview, faces up to one year in jail for the conviction. The jury acquitted him on more serious charges of intentional assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree

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