Actor Jonathan Majors was roped into playing NBA star player Dennis Rodman in the movie ’48 hours in Las Vegas.’ The film is based on the crazy story of how NBA star Dennis Rodman went on a madcap adventure with his skittish assistant GM in the middle of the 1998 NBA Finals. However, NBA fans have given out mixed reactions to this news.
It is reported that the 33-year-old actor is now negotiating with Lionsgate, a major studio that secured the rights to the film more than a year ago. The project is subject to focus on Rodman’s well-known Vegas trip. The wild getaway happened during the 1998 NBA Finals, as Rodman and the Bulls looked to secure a 3rd championship win on the trot.
Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group President Nathan Kahane said that only one Dennis Rodman exists. Nathan stated, “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 the man Dennis is, behind everything you think you know.” He added, “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. You think you know anything about ‘The Worm?’ Just you wait!”
NBA fans react to Jonathan Majors playing the character of Dennis Rodman
As soon as the movie ’48 hours in Las Vegas’ was announced, NBA fans took to social media to share their reactions. The film is said to get many accolades as it is based on Dennis Rodman and the thrilling adventure he took in Las Vegas when the Chicago Bulls were eyeing a hat trick of titles. Everyone knows stories of Rodman from his Las Vegas trip. Below you can see some reactions from fans: