Jonathan Majors will no longer star in the upcoming biopic “48 Hours in Vegas” about controversial basketball player Dennis Rodman. CNN broke the news with Variety subsequently confirming it.

First announced back in late 2022, the film will deal with Rodman’s legendary 48-hour party bender in Las Vegas in 1998 during the NBA Finals, back when he was a star player for the Chicago Bulls.

He asked his coach Phil Jackson if he could take a 48-hour vacation in Las Vegas in the middle of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. Jackson consented and a sports legend was born with this movie set to take its own path with the story.

The film will follow Rodman and his anxious assistant GM as they develop an unexpected friendship amid the player’s Sin City revelry.

Jordan VanDina (“The Binge”) penned the screenplay while “Spider-Man: Acrosss the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller will produce along with Aditya Sood.

The project was originally setup at Lionsgate, but the studio is also reportedly no longer involved – releasing the project back to the producers.

Majors was convicted in mid-December of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault during a domestic dispute with his former partner, Grace Jabbari. He is set to be sentenced on February 6th and could face up to a year in jail.

Marvel Studios dropped Majors from future projects on the same day as the conviction.

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