Jonathan Majors broke out with 2019’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco (which you can watch on demand on Showtime, or stream with Showtime on Hulu). Then, he went on a crazy run through 2020 and 2021 with Da 5 Bloods, Lovecraft Country, Loki, and The Harder They Fall. Now, he’s got Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania coming out next year, and he’s currently filming Creed III, in which he plays Adonis Creed’s new nemesis. This is what we mean when we say someone is “everywhere”. Jonathan Majors was working prior to 2019, but San Francisco put him on the map and suddenly, he’s got stuff coming out left and right, he’s working with Spike Lee and Michael B. Jordan and Idris Elba and Regina King and he’s in the MCU and now he’s producing his own projects.
Like all ambitious actors with a modicum of sense, Majors has a production shingle (his is Tall Street Productions). His first self-produced project is called Magazine Dreams, in which he’ll play a bodybuilder, and it’s supposed to shoot this summer, after Creed III. And he’s already lining up his next project, an adaptation of Walter Mosley’s novel, The Man In My Basement. Nadia Latif, who directed the short film White Girl (which you can stream on Shudder) is making her feature directorial debut, and she’s adapted the script with Mosley. Majors will star as the protagonist, Charles, who accepts a strange offer from a strange man in order to save his home. This book was big when I was in college, and I haven’t re-read it, but I remember it being unsettling building up to creepy, a fable of Black homeownership and how whiteness is always a threat to it—not unlike San Francisco, these two films will be interestingly in conversation with one another—that is also a page-turning read. It should make for a great movie.