In a shocking turn of events, Hollywood actor Jonathan Majors, known for his rising career, has been removed from a pivotal role in the upcoming film ’48 Hours In Vegas’ after a recent assault conviction. Majors, 34, faced legal repercussions last month, being found guilty of a misdemeanor assault charge and a harassment violation stemming from a March altercation with his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
Originally set to portray the controversial basketball icon Dennis Rodman, Majors’ departure from the project has reshaped its trajectory. ’48 Hours In Vegas’ aims to chronicle the true story of Rodman’s infamous trip to Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA finals, as reported by CNN. Lionsgate, initially attached to the film, has distanced itself from the project, relinquishing it back to the producers in search of a new partner.
The production team, led by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood for Lord Miller, along with executive producers Ari Lubet, Will Allegra, and Rodman himself, is determined to move forward. Jordan VanDina is tasked with crafting the screenplay.
In addition to the film setback, Majors faces consequences across multiple fronts. With his sentencing scheduled for February 6, he could potentially serve up to a year in jail. However, the possibility of a lesser punishment, such as probation, remains open. The fallout extends to Majors’ involvement with Amazon’s project ‘Da Understudy,’ as sources reveal discussions have ceased. Even Marvel Studios swiftly distanced itself from the actor on the day of his conviction, dropping him from future projects.
Jonathan Majors, once on the ascent in Hollywood, now grapples with the repercussions of legal troubles that have not only impacted his personal life but also reshaped his professional trajectory in the competitive world of entertainment.