Jonathan Majors has landed a role in the upcoming adaptation of ‘The Man In My Basement’ from Nadia Latif.
The Walter Mosley novel follows Charles Blakey, an African American man living in Sag Harbor, who is stuck in a rut, out of luck and about to lose his ancestral home when a peculiar white businessman with a European accent offers to rent his basement for the summer. He’ll pay $50,000. This lucrative proposition leads Charles down a terrifying path that takes him to the heart of race, history and the root of all evil.
Majors will also serve as an executive producer, under his Tall Street Productions banner. Latif makes her directorial debut on the project. Mosley adapted the novel with Latif.
Majors comes off his stint on the acclaimed ‘Lovecraft Country’, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘The Harder They Fall.’ He is currently in production on the Michael B. Jordan-directed ‘Creed III,’ starring as Adonis Creed’s ring nemesis. He will next be seen starring as U.S. Navy fighter pilot Jesse Brown in the Black Label Media war epic ‘Devotion.’ This summer he begins production on ‘Magazine Dreams’, playing an amateur bodybuilder who struggles to find human connection in an exploration of celebrity and violence.