Jonathan Majors ‘In Early Talks To Play’ Dennis Rodman In Film Centered Around His 48 Hours In Las Vegas

The actor is reportedly very interested in the role.

Lionsgate’s in-the-works film depicting Dennis Rodman’s 48 hours in Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA finals may be close to choosing the actor who will portray the project’s main character.

According to Deadline, Jonathan Majors is “in early talks to play” the famed basketball star in 48 Hours in Vegas. While it isn’t a sealed deal, Majors is reportedly very much on board and negotiations are headed in the right direction.

Last August, Lionsgate won the rights to the spec in a highly competitive auction. Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood will produce the film while Ari Lubet, Will Allegra and Rodman himself will executive produce. The screenplay is written by Jordan VanDina.

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The new film is inspired by the infamous story of how the former Chicago Bulls forward went on a wild adventure to the desert during the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. It reportedly details a friendship that blossomed between Rodman and his assistant GM who was wary about the trip initially.

The trip had long been a rumor, but its validity was later confirmed in the 2020 Michael Jordan-Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance, which premiered to huge numbers.

The potential role is just the latest thing Majors is working on in his career. He will be seen as U.S. Navy fighter pilot Jesse Brown in Black Label Media’s war epic Devotion, and next year, he’s set to make his film debut as Kang The Conqueror in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

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