‘Da Understudy’: Jonathan Majors To Star In Potential Spike Lee Film For Amazon

Jonathan Majors is riding one Hell of a hot streak. Following the critical acclaim for Devotion, his role as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and the $100M opening weekend for Creed III, it’s no surprise that Majors is the most sought-after actor around. He can basically choose any project he wants, and according to Deadline, what Majors has chosen is to work with Spike Lee.

Majors has reportedly agreed to produce and star in Da Understudy, a film that Spike Lee is being eyed to direct.  This would be a reunion for Majors and Lee as they worked together on Da 5 Bloods. The project is set up at Westbrook Studios and Amazon Studios, with a script by Tom Hanada (Motherland), Zach Strauss (SMILF) and Tyler Cole.

The story centers on a Broadway understudy who finds the role he’s willing to kill for.

What’s funny is that Majors’ biggest role in 2023 may not have even been released yet. The controversial drama Magazine Dreams (reviewed here) will open later this year, and it features Majors as you’ve never seen him before. It could be the role that lands him an Oscar nomination depending on how its pushed. Although I maintain the film has serious issues, Majors definitely isn’t one of them.

Coming up for Lee is the anticipated graphic novel adaptation, Prince of Cats, starring Lakeith Stanfield as Tybalt.

Travis Hopson
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