‘Creed III’s Jonathan Majors to Star in ‘Da Understudy’ with Spike Lee in Talks to Direct
Jonathan Majors is Hollywood’s hottest asset right now. After smashing franchise box office records for Creed III, toppling his own film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in the process, Majors has now bagged his next project in Westbrook and Amazon Studios’ upcoming ‘Da Understudy.’ According to Deadline, Spike Lee is considering directing the movie, which would re-team the pair following 2020’s Da 5 Bloods, however, Lee’s involvement has not yet been confirmed.
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In Da Understudy, Majors will take on the role of a Broadway actor who finds a role for which he would go to any extent. The movie will tell the tale of “life imitating art when the understudy of a Broadway production finds a role he’s willing to kill for”. As well as starring in the movie, Majors is also set to produce the whole affair, under his Tall Street Productions umbrella. Westbrook Studios has created the screenplay which has been penned by Tom Hanada, Zach Strauss and Tyler Cole. Amazon Studios managed to bag the script on spec.
Alongside Majors, Will Smith will also produce for Westbrook Studios, along with Westbrook Studios co-president and head of motion pictures Jon Mone and Mike Soccio. Spike Lee and Tyler Cole will be on executive producing duties and Ryan Shimazaki will supervise the project on behalf of Westbrook Studios. Besides this, not much is known about Da Understudy and no other stars are currently attached to the project.
With his stellar and well-rounded performances as He Who Remains in the MCU and recently as Damian Anderson in Creed III, Jonathan Majors’ rise to stardom has been nothing short of phenomenal. His recent film Creed III, managed to gross USD$100 million worldwide, making it the biggest opening for a sports film. So, it’s no surprise that the 33-year-old actor is already being touted as Hollywood’s next big thing and is currently one of the most desired young stars on the block. With a captivating plot and the creative calibre of Majors and Lee, Da Understudy is shaping up to be an interesting project and we can’t wait to see how all of this turns out.