Jonathan Majors is having himself a great few years with memorable roles in hit TV shows like Loki and Lovecraft Country. However, the actor is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, his list of upcoming films only continues to grow. As first reported by Deadline, Majors is in talks to portray legendary NBA star Dennis Rodman in a new film titled 48 Hours in Vegas.
As the title suggests, the film will follow Rodman during his infamous 2-day bender in Las Vegas in 1998. During the 1998 NBA finals, Rodman went MIA in with an assistant GM that left the fate of the Chicago Bulls’ championship dreams in a bit of a conundrum.
The screenplay will be written by Jordan VanDina (The Binge). Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood will serve as the film’s executive producers via their Lord Miller production banner. Additionally, Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group will produce and distribute the film domestically and internationally. In a statement, Lionsgate president Nathan Kahane talks about the film’s unique premise.
“There’s only one Dennis Rodman. In 1998, there was nobody on Earth who’d be more fun – or maybe more dangerous – to party with. And yet that’s not even half of who he is,” Kahane says. “This movie takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend, and also the man that Dennis is, behind everything you think you know. We could not be more thrilled to be working with Phil, Chris, Aditya, Ari, Will, Jordan, and above all, Dennis, whose amazing career and life will make for an off-the-wall hilarious yet completely human and emotional movie. You think you know anything about ’The Worm’? Just wait!”
Jonathan Majors rose to prominence after starring in the independent feature film The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Since then, the multitalented performer has starred in hit films like Da 5 Bloods and The Harder They Fall. Up next, Majors will play the villainous Kang the Conqueror in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The man he may portray in 48 Hours in Vegas, Dennis Rodman led the NBA in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and won five NBA championships. The eccentric athlete also touts a memorable run in the world of pro wrestling as a member of the nWo alongside Hulk Hogan in World Championship Wrestling.
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