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Jonathan Majors to star in supernatural thriller ‘Merciless’

Jonathan Majors has found his first feature film role after being convicted in a case of domestic assault.
Last Updated : 21 June 2024, 09:09 IST

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Los Angeles: Embattled American actor Jonathan Majors has found his first feature film role after being convicted in a case of domestic assault.

The actor will star in Merciless, an upcoming movie from Martin Villeneuve, the younger brother of Dune filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, reported entertainment news outlet Variety.

In Merciless, Majors will play the role of a top CIA interrogator who, after the woman he loves is overtaken by a malevolent force, is forced to go even darker to defeat it.

Villeneuve, best known for sci-fi film Mars et Avril will direct the project from a script by Frank Hannah.

Christopher Tuffin will produce along with Kevin Townsend and Kevin DeWalt. Amanda Delaplaine, Chris Ochs, Andrew Bates and Ben DeWalt will serve as executive producers.

Majors was considered among the rising stars of Hollywood with acclaimed performances in movies and shows such as Lovecraft Country, Creed III and Marvel title Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, before a much-publicised trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari brought his downfall.

In December 2023, he was found guilty of one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault and one count of second-degree harassment by a Manhattan jury. Though he avoided jail time, the actor was sentenced to participate in an intervention program.

Following the guilty verdict, Majors was dropped by Marvel Studios, which had cast him as Kang the Conqueror, the supervillain character he was supposed to reprise in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies.

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Published 21 June 2024, 09:09 IST

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