Creed 3's Jonathan Majors lands next lead movie role

Creed III star Jonathan Majors has landed his next lead role in a movie titled Da Understudy.

According to The Wrap, Majors is set to star in the upcoming project from Westbrook Studios and Amazon Studios. Majors will also serve as a producer for the film under his Tall Street Productions company.

In a classic case of life imitating art, Da Understudy will tell the story of a Broadway production understudy who finds a role he's prepared to kill for.

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Spike Lee is in "early talks to direct" the movie, which would serve as a reunion between Majors and Lee. The two previously worked together on Da 5 Bloods.

Tyler Cole wrote the screenplay for Da Understudy, which is based on his own original story, alongside Motherland writer Tom Hanada and SMILF's Zach Strauss.

Majors recently starred in the third instalment of the Creed franchise as Damian 'Dame' Anderson, a childhood friend of Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed who later faces his old friend in the boxing ring.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Majors opened up about building intimacy between the two characters.

"With the story that we're telling the fact that these men are so intimately connected from boyhood, there's no line [between them]. So we got a lot from that," he explained.

michael b jordan, jonathan majors, creed iii
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"But we also did a lot of work to try to, you know, dig it out, and make it dramatic. Life with no boring parts, right?

"If you saw a fight and you realise, 'Okay, these are strangers'. Well, that's war, right? You have an opinion about that.

"And then they tell you at the bottom, these two are best friends. You kind of want to stop it. Because it's unnatural, right? It's unnatural for that to happen. That's anathema to friendship."

Creed III is in cinemas now.

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