Jonathan Majors Dropped From Dennis Rodman Movie 48 Hours in Vegas

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Written By Sedoso Feb

Jonathan Majors is no longer involved with a film that would have seen him play Dennis Rodman, following his recent assault conviction.

First reported by CNN, Variety is confirming the report that notes Majors is out as Rodman in the planned film 48 Hours In Vegas. It would have seen Majors play the iconic basketball player during his two-day trip to Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA Finals.

The film is set to be produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood, with Jordan VanDina set to write the screenplay for the project.

Late last year, Majors was found guilty of assault in the third degree while recklessly causing physical injury and of harassment in the second degree. Majors was also found not guilty of assault in the third degree with intent to cause physical injury, and not guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree.

What was Jonathan Majors on trial for?

Jonathan Majors has faced three counts of third-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment, three counts of third-degree attempted assault, and second-degree harassment. These stem from an incident last March. Police cite that Majors allegedly struck “[the victim] about the face with an open hand, causing substantial pain and a laceration behind her ear.” Additionally, he allegedly grabbed her hand and neck, “causing bruising and substantial pain.”

A previous report from ABC News notes that Majors made the 911 call himself, which police responded to. The call was “purportedly over concerns about his girlfriend, whom he lives with in a penthouse apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood.” After police arrived, the girlfriend told officers they were in a taxi together after returning from a bar and that Majors physically attacked her. Majors was then arrested after police noticed marks on the woman.

Majors’ criminal defense lawyer previously stated Majors is “provably innocent” and expected charges to be dropped due to multiple witnesses and written retractions from the victim.

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