Jonathan Majors, the Emmy-nominated actor known for his roles in Ant-Man 3 and Lovecraft Country, has been dropped from several projects amid domestic violence allegations. According to a source, Majors has been cut from Protagonist Pictures’ feature adaptation of Walter Mosley’s novel, The Man in My Basement, as well as an unannounced Otis Redding biopic and an ad campaign for the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Majors was set to star and executive produce The Man in My Basement, but a replacement is currently being sought.
Domestic Violence Allegations and Legal Proceedings
Majors’ manager, Entertainment 360, and publicist, The Lede Company, have also cut ties with the actor in light of the domestic violence allegations.
The incident, which occurred on March 25 in New York City, involved a dispute with a 30-year-old woman who suffered “minor injuries to her head and neck,” according to authorities.
Jonathan Majors is scheduled to appear in court on May 8 after being charged by the NYC D.A.
The Texas Rangers ad campaign was set to air on Friday but was pulled at the last minute, according to sources.
Meanwhile, Majors is no longer under consideration for an early-in-the-works Otis Redding biopic entitled Otis and Zelma.
The project has the full support of Redding’s estate and is being produced by Stephanie Allain.
The Man in My Basement, which is being fully bankrolled by Protagonist Pictures, has Nadia Latif making her feature directorial debut.
Willem Dafoe is attached to star alongside Majors. In the Mosley novel, Charles Blakey, an African American man living in Sag Harbor, is about to lose his ancestral home when a peculiar white businessman offers to rent his basement for the summer for $50,000.
This lucrative proposition leads Charles down a terrifying path that takes him to the heart of race, history, and the root of all evil. Mosley adapted the novel with Latif.
Despite the recent controversy, Majors remains a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) cast as their main villain in future phases, Kang the Conqueror.
The character appears in Disney+’s Loki season 2 and is set to star in 2025’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars.
Majors are also set to reteam with Spike Lee on Amazon Studios’ Da Understudy and to play Dennis Rodman in Lionsgate’s 48 Hours in Vegas.
Before the recent arrest, Majors was having a banner in 2023 with Creed III and Ant-Man 3 grossing a combined $745M worldwide.
He also won rave reviews for his turn as a disturbed bodybuilder in Magazine Dreams at Sundance, a movie that Disney’s Searchlight set for a Dec. 8 Oscar corridor theatrical release.
Texts released from his criminal defense attorney, Priya Chaudhry, between Majors and the woman he allegedly had an altercation with, appeared to show her taking the blame for their fight.