Jonathan Majors Dropped From Movies, Ad Campaign, Amid Domestic Assault Allegations
Jonathan Majors is losing projects one after another following his March 25 arrest.
Jonathan Majors was set to have a big year in 2023 thanks to the releases of Creed III and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania pulling in a collective $745 million. With his March 25 arrest on allegations of assault, however, Majors is seeing Hollywood pull away from him. Now, Majors has lost two movies and an ad campaign, according to Deadline.
Majors was to star in and executive produce The Man in My Basement, based on the 2005 novel by Walter Mosley. Deadline reports that a search for a new lead is underway, though notes that Willem Dafoe is still attached. Majors was also reportedly considering the lead role in an Otis Redding biopic called Otis and Zelma, but has been dropped from consideration.
Additionally, Majors was set to appear in an ad campaign for the Texas Rangers baseball team, with the first spot to air this Friday--but it was pulled at the last minute following the allegations.
Previously, Majors' management company Entertainment 360 and publicist The Lede Company had both cut ties with the actor; Majors and fashion studio Valentino also "mutually agreed" that he would no longer be attending this year's Met Gala. Marvel Studios has not yet made an official statement on whether they will continue with Majors as Kang the Conqueror after Ant-Man 3, though his scenes for Loki Season 2 on Disney+ have already been filmed.
Majors was arrested on March 25 on allegations of a domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries to her head and neck. Majors is expected to appear in court on May 8, facing multiple counts of harassment and assault.
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