Jonathan Majors fired from Dennis Rodman film after conviction


Jonathan Majors, who was convicted final month of assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend, has been lower from a proposed movie undertaking wherein he would have performed flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman.

The transfer by producers of the movie “48 Hours in Vegas” comes a number of days after the actor’s interview with ABC Information, the place he denied that he abused his ex, actor Grace Jabbari, and stated he nonetheless hoped to have a future in Hollywood. Following the jury verdict, he was fired by Marvel, the place he had been forged as Kang the Conqueror, a distinguished villain within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His character was launched in 2023’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and the actor was poised to star in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” slated for 2026.

“48 Hours in Vegas” had been developed as a undertaking that will depict Rodman’s Las Vegas spree in the course of the 1998 NBA Finals. The movie had been developed at Lionsgate, however the studio has launched the undertaking again to its producers, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood, to allow them to buy the movie elsewhere and discover a new companion.

Beneath the brand new association, Majors has not been formally fired, however is not connected to the image. If the undertaking winds up again at Lionsgate, he could be dropped from the film, insiders stated. Representatives for Lionsgate and the producers declined remark.

Majors is scheduled to be sentenced in February and will obtain as much as a yr in jail. He was arrested final March following a bodily confrontation with Jabbari.

Prosecutors stated Majors assaulted Jabbari after she learn a romantic textual content message despatched to his telephone by one other girl. Prosecutors alleged Majors grabbed Jabbari’s hand so arduous he fractured her center finger, struck her face with an open hand and pushed her right into a car. She was hospitalized for minor accidents.

On the time of the arrest, the actor was being praised for a collection of sturdy performances in “Creed III,” “Lovecraft Nation,” “The Final Black Man in San Francisco,” “The Tougher They Fall” and different initiatives. His 2023 Sundance competitors movie, “Journal Goals,” which had sparked early Oscar buzz, stays unreleased.


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