Jonathan Majors is in talks to play Dennis Rodman in Vegas in 48 hours
Jonathan Majors could soon add Dennis Rodman to his ever-growing list of high-profile roles, right alongside Kang The Conqueror and Lovecraft countryis Atticus Freeman. This is per diversityreporting that Majors is in early talks to play the NBA superstar 48 hours in Vegasa new film about Rodman’s infamous trip to Sinful City during Chicago 1997-1998 Season of the Bulls. (As memorably pointed out in the 2020 documentaries The last Dance.)
Rodman requested a leave of absence from Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson, who was giving his star defensive players 48 hours to escape the high-pressure season in Vegas. Accompanied by then-girlfriend Carmen Electra, Rodman extended his stay well past the deadline – at which point his teammate Michael Jordan was dispatched to pick him up so they could start making NBA history again.
The film will then continue this chaotic holiday and probably fictionalize it at least in part. Announced last year, it is being developed by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood, with Jordan VanDina writing the screenplay. (No word yet on who will direct—or who will end up being chosen to play Electra, Jordan, or the film’s other main character,” a nervous assistant to the GM” who develops a “surprising friendship” with Rodman.)
Majors has a busy schedule ahead of them at the moment; He is set to star in a Korean War drama dedicationnot to mention his duties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to come Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and beyond. (And Creed III. And the coming The man in my basement with Willem Dafoe. Man is busy, is the point.)
Lord and Miller issued a statement about the film when it was first announced last August, writing: “Dennis refused to follow the herd. That made him a target and it also made him a star. His weekend in Las Vegas is full of fun and fun, but it’s also full of important questions about how public figures and workers are treated, especially when their individuality is expressed so vividly.”
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