‘Magazine Dreams’ Being Shopped Post Jonathan Majors Assault Verdict

A year after the Jonathan Majors disturbed bodybuilder drama Magazine Dreams took Sundance by storm, the pic is now back in the hands of its filmmakers and being shopped, Deadline has confirmed.

Searchlight acquired the hot title last year out of Park City for an estimated seven figures; the movie, an 84% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, originally intended as a 2023 awards contender for Majors and its director Elijah Bynum.

However, after the actor and booming marquee star was accused by his girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, of assault in March, the Disney owned indie label pulled the movie from its early December release in October 2023. The rights are now back in the hands of the filmmakers.

Majors was convicted of assault and harassment and is awaiting sentencing on Feb. 6.

The Creed III headliner was also recently dropped from the Dennis Rodman Chicago Bulls movie, 48 Hours in Vegas, which Liosngate also stepped away from. Should that movie go back out on the market, it will be with a different lead, Majors previously set to play Rodman.

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