Jonathan Majors Poised to Play Dennis Rodman in Film Chronicling Basketball Player’s Infamous 48 Hours in Vegas

Sources say the 33-year-old actor is negotiating a deal with Lionsgate. The film will focus on Rodman's infamous Las Vegas trip during the 1998 NBA Finals.

Jonathan Majors Circling Dennis Rodman Role


Jonathan Majors Circling Dennis Rodman Role

Jonathan Majors is reportedly in talks to play Dennis Rodman in 48 Hours in Vegas, which chronicles the Hall-of-Famer’s infamous two-day bender in Sin City.

Deadline reports the 33-year-old actor is now negotiating with Lionsgate, which secured the rights to the film more than a year ago. The project won’t follow the biopic blueprint, as it’ll strictly focus on Rodman’s well-known Vegas trip with a “skittish assistant GM” for the Chicago Bulls. The wild getaway went down during the 1998 NBA Finals, as Rodman and the Bulls looked to secure a three-peat.

“There’s only one Dennis Rodman,” Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group President, Nathan Kahane, said at the time. “In 1998, there was nobody on Earth who’d be more fun – or maybe more dangerous – to party with. And yet that’s not even half of who he is. This movie takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend, and also the man that Dennis is, behind everything you think you know.”

Rodman’s Vegas trip was highlighted in the 2020 docuseries The Last Dance, which revolved around Michael Jordan and the 1990s Bulls. Jordan VanDina was tapped to pen the film’s script, with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood producing. Rodman, Ari Lubet, and Will Allegra will also serve as executive producers.

“We could not be more thrilled to be working with Phil, Chris, Aditya, Ari, Will, and Jordan, and above all, Dennis, whose amazing career and life will make for an off-the-wall hilarious yet completely human and emotional movie,” Kahane added. “You think you know anything about ‘The Worm?’ Just you wait!”

Majors also starred in the HBO series Lovecraft Country, Disney+’s Loki, and Da 5 Bloods. He’ll also appear in fast-approaching war drama Devotion, Creed 3, as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Stay tuned as more information about 48 Hours in Vegas becomes available.

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