Jonathan Majors has signed on to star in bodybuilding drama Magazine Dreams. Elijah Bynum (Hot Summer Nights) will write and direct the project which will follow the story of a bodybuilder who struggles to form human connections in a world that idolises celebrity and violence.
The film will be produced by Jennifer Fox and Dan Gilroy, who previously worked together on Nightcrawler, which covered similar topics except in the world of journalism and news media. So perhaps Magazine Dreams will be the bodybuilding equivalent.
Majors has really broken out over the last few years. He starred in HBO’s Lovecraft Country and appeared in the Loki Disney+ series.
He’s also had key roles in The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Da 5 Bloods, and new western The Harder They Fall, with roles in Creed III and MCU sequel Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania lined up.
Bynum’s script previously landed on the 2020 Hollywood Black List, so there’s been hype around Magazine Dreams for a little while. Majors will reportedly shoot the film after finishing production on Creed III, which should work out well as he’ll already have the physique needed from playing Adonis Creed’s nemesis to step into the role of a bodybuilder.
Majors has been earning rave reviews for his performance in The Harder They Fall, and could be a big factor in awards season. That film is currently in select cinemas, but will hit Netflix on Wednesday, November 3.