The long-awaited film about basketball superstar Dennis Rodman’s 48-hour trip to Las Vegas during the NBA Finals has found its star, who Deadline reports that Jonathan Majors will portray the Chicago Bulls legend in the upcoming film.
Although Majors has not officially signed on to the project, Deadline reports that he is “very much on board” and negotiations are moving in the right direction. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate and will be produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Aditya Sood. The script for the feature will be written by Jordan VanDina, with no director currently attached.
The film, with the title 48 hours in Vegas, will tell the iconic story of Rodman’s two-day trip to Las Vegas in the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. According to the report, the film will “detail a budding friendship that neither of them ever thought possible, but will end up solving both of their problems.”
In real life, Rodman and the Chicago Bulls assistant GM headed to Vegas as the team prepared to capture its sixth NBA championship. According to documentary from 2020 The last dancethen Bulls head coach Phil Jackson gave Rodman permission to travel as a way to clear his mind.
But when Rodman didn’t return on time, Jackson and Michael Jordan traveled to Nevada to pick him up themselves. Despite the chaos of the situation, the vacation seemed to help Rodman, who returned to the Bulls revitalized and helped them capture another NBA championship.
For Majors, this continues his ascent in Hollywood as the star is set to appear in the upcoming war film Devotion later this year before making his big screen debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang The Conqueror in 2023’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.