Jonathan Majors In Talks To Star As Dennis Rodman In Film On His '48 Hours In Vegas' During 1998 Finals
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Jonathan Majors In Talks To Star As Dennis Rodman In Film On His '48 Hours In Vegas' During 1998 Finals

Jonathan Majors is in talks to play Dennis Rodman in an upcoming film on his time in Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA Finals.

Deadline reports that Majors is in “early talks” to front the Lionsgate film.

The report states “While a deal isn’t closed, sources say Majors is very much on board and negotiations are headed in the right direction.”

The studio won the auction to the spec script last August.

Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood are producing the film with Ari Lubet, Will Allegra and Rodman executive producing. Jordan VanDina wrote the screenplay.

As Deadline reports:

“The spec is inspired by the crazy story of how NBA star Dennis Rodman went on a madcap adventure with his skittish assistant GM in the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. The film will detail a budding friendship that neither one of them ever thought was possible but will end up solving both of their problems. Everybody had heard the rumors of this crazy story when it first happened in the ’90s, but it was recently given the spotlight again following the success of the Michael Jordan-Chicago Bulls doc The Last Dance, which premiered to massive numbers last May.”

The ever busy Majors will be seen soon in Sony's war film 'Devotion.'

He follows that up with his Marvel film debut for  Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania and then faces off with Michael B. Jordan in Jordan’s directorial debut, Creed III.

He just wrapped the film Magazine Dreams and will soon begin shooting the adaptation of Walter Mosley’s The Man In My Basement.

 

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