Jonathan Majors is stripping down for his latest movie role. After meeting his boxing character Damian in “Creed III” and his “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” villain, Kang the Conqueror, the actor’s next big film, “Magazine Dreams,” finally has a release date.
In the forthcoming drama, directed by Elijah Bynum, Major plays jacked-up amateur bodybuilder Killian Maddox, who struggles to “find human connection as his relentless drive for recognition pushes him to the brink.” The film earned high praise from critics after it made its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival alongside other features like “Cat Person” starring Nicholas Braun; “Theater Camp” featuring “Dear Evan Hansen” alums Ben Platt and Noah Galvin and “The Bear”‘s Ayo Edebiri; and Randall Park’s directorial debut film, “Shortcomings.”
In a January interview with The Wrap, Majors opened up about his upcoming movie, noting that it speaks to “the idea of the American dream, and what that looks like, and the fabric that makes up America: its religiosity, its militarism, its toxic masculinity, its absence of femininity.”
“Magazine Dreams” features an A-list cast and according to Collider, the movie’s script, written by Bynum, appeared on the 2020 Black List — which recognizes the “most-liked” screenplays that have not yet been produced.
Read ahead for everything else we know about “Magazine Dreams” so far.
“Magazine Dreams” Cast
In addition to Majors, “Magazine Dreams” stars Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O’Hearn, Harrison Page, and Harriet Sansom Harris.
“Magazine Dreams” Release Date
The highly anticipated film hits theaters only on Dec. 8.
Image Source: Glen Wilson/ Courtesy of Sundance Institute