Deadline reports that Majors, who will portray Kang the Conqueror in next year’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” is in early negotiations to portray Rodman in the upcoming Lionsgate picture, “48 Hours in Vegas.” While Majors isn’t officially signed yet for the picture, the actor is said to be very keen on the project, and talks appear to be pointing in a positive direction.
Lionsgate bought the rights to the script by Jordan VanDina in a competitive bidding war last August. Filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“21 Jump Street,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) are producing the picture with Aditya Sood. Ari Lubet, Will Alegra, and Rodman himself will executive produce the project.
Jonathan Majors Could Play Dennis Rodman Next
VanDina’s script is inspired by the bizarre story of Dennis Rodman going on a wild trip to Las Vegas during the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. The story will reportedly focus on a relationship between Rodman and his skittish assistant general manager amid the 1998 NBA Finals when the Chicago Bulls faced the Utah Jazz. It was a time when the Bulls were attempting to pull off another three-peat NBA Finals victory.
Michael Jordan shared details on the incident in the ESPN docu-miniseries “The Last Dance.” The miniseries featured testimonials from former Bulls coach Phil Jackson, Rodman’s supermodel ex-wife Carmen Electra, and Jordan himself.
Deadline noted that VanDina wrote the screenplay during the pandemic, and Lionsgate was really struck by the premise and the crazy characters in the story. The studio pushed hard to get the screenplay rights when it went to auction.
Jonathan Majors’ Star Continues To Rise
If he lands the role, it would be another major feature in the cap of Majors’ burgeoning career. He made his MCU debut last year in “Loki” as Disney+, portraying a mysterious individual called The One Above All, a variant of another multiversal dictator named Kang the Conqueror, who Majors will also portray in “Quantumania,” which hits theaters on February 17, 2023.
Elsewhere, Majors recently wrapped principal photography on the new film, “Magazine Dreams,” where he portrays an amateur bodybuilder in a dramatic exploration of celebrity. He also executive produced the film under his Tall Street Productions banner. He’s also expected to start production soon on “The Man In My Basement,” based on Walter Mosley’s book, later this year. Majors will portray Charles Blakely in the film.
Majors’ next role will see him portray U.S. Navy fighter pilot Jesse Brown in the war epic, “Devotion,” from Black Label Media, due out over Thanksgiving. He’s also set to costar in “Creed III” as the latest boxing rival of Adonis Creed, played once again by Michael B. Jordan. The new sequel arrives in theaters on March 3, 2023.