Disney’s Searchlight Pictures is closing in on a deal to acquire a new film called “Magazine Dreams”, which stars Jonathan Majors as a troubled amateur bodybuilder willing to go to any lengths to be noticed.

Killian Maddox lives with his ailing veteran grandfather, obsessively working out between court-mandated therapy appointments and part-time shifts at a grocery store where he harbours a crush on a friendly cashier. Though Killian’s struggles to read social cues and maintain control of his volatile temper amplify his sense of disconnection amid a hostile world, nothing deters him from his fiercely protected dream of bodybuilding superstardom, not even the doctors who warn that he’s causing permanent damage to his body with his quest.

The film has been written and directed by Elijah Bynum and has been produced by Jennifer Fox, Dan Gilroy, Simon Horsman and Jeffrey Soros, with Jonathan Majors also serving as an executive producer.  It also stars Haley Bennett, Harrison Page, Taylour Paige, Michael O’Hearn, and Harriet Sansom Harris.

According to Deadline, Neon, Sony and HBO were also in the running to acquire the film, but it looks like Searchlight Pictures will pick up the movie for its slate.


“Magazine Dreams” debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival and was entered in the U.S Dramatic Competition category.  Jonathan Majors has previously starred in the Disney+ Original series, “Loki” and the upcoming films, “Creed III” and “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania”, in addition to starring in “Lovecraft Country” and “Devotion”.

The deal hasn’t yet been confirmed, and it’s not known if this film will be released theatrically first or released directly on streaming services.

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