EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Majors has been dropped from a slew of initiatives we hear on good authority together with Protagonist Footage’ function adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel, The Man in My Basement, an advert marketing campaign for the Texas Rangers MLB workforce, in addition to an unannounced Fifth Property Otis Redding biopic which the Primetime Emmy nominated actor was circling.
The most recent on Majors comes within the wake of yesterday’s information that his supervisor, Leisure 360, and publicist, The Lede Firm, have lower ties with the actor, who’s going through home violence allegations in NYC after a March 25 involving a home dispute with a 30-year previous girl. The unnamed sufferer was taken to the hospital with “minor accidents to her head and neck,” in keeping with authorities on the time of the incident. Majors is scheduled to seem in courtroom on Might 8 after being charged by the NYC D.A.
Majors was set to star and govt produce The Man in My Basement below his Tall Road Productions banner. A alternative for Majors is underway. The pic additionally has Willem Dafoe connected. Protagonist Footage didn’t return request for remark by Deadline.
Dallas, Texas was one of many areas Majors grew up in. His advert marketing campaign for the Texas Rangers was set to air Friday, then pulled on the final minute we’re advised. When reached by Deadline, Texas Rangers offered no remark.
In the meantime, Majors was kicking the tires on a Fifth Property challenge, early within the works, entitled Otis and Zelma, which has the total help of Redding’s property. No offers had been signed on the Stephanie Allain produced challenge, however Majors is now not into consideration for the movie, Deadline has been knowledgeable.
Protagonist Footage is totally bankrolling The Man in My Basement with Nadia Latif making her function directorial debut. Deadline first advised you concerning the challenge. Within the Mosley novel, Charles Blakey is an African American man dwelling in Sag Harbor. He’s caught in a rut, out of luck and about to lose his ancestral residence when a peculiar white businessman with a European accent provides to hire his basement for the summer season. He’ll pay $50,000. This profitable proposition leads Charles down a terrifying path that takes him to the guts of race, historical past and the foundation of all evil. Mosley tailored the novel with Latif. Dafoe is about to play the function of Anniston Bennet within the challenge because the opulent gentleman who requests to hire out the basement of Charles Blakey’s ancestral residence.
As we additionally first advised you yesterday, Majors is now not attending this yr’s Met Gala as one in all its company.
Earlier than the NYC arrest, Majors was having a banner 2023 with Creed III and Ant-Man 3 grossing a mixed $745M worldwide. The Yale Drama faculty alum additionally gained rave opinions for his flip as a disturbed bodybuilder in Journal Goals at Sundance, a film that Disney’s Searchlight ponied up for and set for a Dec. 8 Oscar hall theatrical launch. Majors presently stays with the MCU forged as their foremost villain in future phases, Kang the Conqueror, a personality which seems in Disney+’s Loki season 2, and is slotted to star in 2025’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars.
Majors can also be at present set to reteam with Spike Lee on Amazon Studios’ Da Understudy and to play Dennis Rodman in Lionsgate’s 48 Hours in Vegas.
Majors acquired a Primetime Emmy nomination within the Excellent Male Lead Actor Drama sequence class for HBO’s Lovecraft Nation in 2021.