About a week after Jonathan Majors was found guilty of assault and harassment, his movie Magazine Dreams was returned to its creators by Searchlight Pictures. They had taken on the role of distributing the film but have now stepped back. This film, a drama about bodybuilding, was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival last year and was bought by Searchlight a short time after.
The movie’s release back to its creators means they can now look for a new company to distribute it. Magazine Dreams, directed by Elijah Bynum, received good reviews when it first appeared at the festival. It was sold for a substantial amount, and Jonathan Majors was praised for his portrayal of Killian Maddox, an aspiring bodybuilder.
Major conviction followed an event involving his former partner, Grace Jabbari. His sentencing is scheduled for February 6.
Following these events, Marvel Studios decided not to continue with Majors in the role of Kang the Conqueror. Additionally, a movie about Dennis Rodman titled 48 Hours in Vega, which was set to star Majors and to be distributed by Lionsgate, is now looking for a new lead actor and distributor.
In his review, film critic Owen Gleiberman compared Magazine Dreams to notable films like The Wrestler and Taxi Driver. He mentioned that the movie presents a compelling and intense character whose aspirations deeply affect the audience.
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Jonathan Majors' 'Magazine Dreams' Will Seek a New Distributor After Searchlight Exits https://t.co/ooGUVcyrmW
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The film features a cast that includes Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’Hearn, Harrison Page, and Harriet Sansom Harris. It was produced by Jennifer Fox, Dan Gilroy, Jeffrey Soros, and Simon Horsman. Jonathan Majors also contributed as an executive producer under his company, Tall Street Productions, alongside Luke Rodgers and Andrew Blau. Source