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Jonathan Majors secures first major film role after domestic assault conviction-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

The former Marvel star will star in a new supernatural thriller.

Jonathan Majors secures first major film role after domestic assault conviction-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

Jonathan Majors has landed his first major role after his sentencing (Picture: AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

Jonathan Majors has been cast in his first major role since his domestic violence conviction.

The 34-year-old Marvel actor was convicted of assault and aggravated harassment on his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari in December last year, and has vehemently denied all allegations.

Majors was found guilty of two of the four domestic violence charges against him, and in April he was sentenced to a year-long domestic violence treatment program.

The Devotion star was promptly dropped by Marvel and Disney, and he has now landed the lead role in upcoming movie Merciless.

As revealed by Deadline, he will play a CIA interrogator in the film, which is being helmed by Martin Villeneuve, brother of Dune: Part Two, Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival director Denis Villeneuve.

The supernatural thriller is being produced by Christopher Tuffin, who has produced other box office hits like last year’s Sound of Freedom.

The 34-year-old star will play John in supernatural thriller Merciless (Picture: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for New York Urban League)

Majors is now in a relationship with Meagan Good (Picture: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for New York Urban League)

More details will be revealed at Toronto International Film Festival in September, but Tuffin said the project ‘refuses to let the court of public opinion and selective prosecution undermine great art and artists’.

The producer has defended casting Majors in the film, and described his casting as ‘an honour and a privilege’.

He added: ‘In graduate school, I had the good fortune to study screenwriting under Blacklist scribe Millard Lampell and learned from him the dangers of letting politics undermine due process and deprive artists of their careers.

‘I consider it an honour and a privilege to be working with Jonathan who is such a great talent now that this matter has been adjudicated.’

The actor was dropped by Marvel earlier this year (Picture: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Merciless will follow Majors’ character John as in a story of ‘possession, revenge and personal justice’.

Tuffin added: ‘Merciless intertwines themes of possession, revenge and personal justice within a haunting narrative.

‘It explores the psychological descent of John, played by Majors, and the supernatural forces challenging his sanity.’

In April, Judge Michael Gaffey also ordered for Majors to attend continued therapy, and issued a permanent order of protection for Jabbari – banning the actor from making any contact with his ex.

Majors was sentenced in April (Picture: Reuters/Jane Rosenberg)

He has vehemently denied the allegations (Picture: Reuters/Jane Rosenberg)

He could spend time behind bars if he violates those terms, or fails to complete the full length of the program.

Majors was charged after Jabbari sustained minor injuries to her head and neck in an incident which allegedly took place in the backseat of a car in New York last March.

Following a court trial, he was found guilty of assault by recklessly causing physical injury, as well as harassment, while the jury declined to convict him on charges of aggravated harassment and assault with intent to cause physical harm.

In January, he spoke to Good Morning America in a sit-down interview, vowing that he has ‘never hit a woman’, and claimed he was ‘reckless with her heart, not with her body’.

Majors said he has ‘never hit a woman’ (Picture: Kayla Oaddams/Getty Images)

In April, his lawyer Priya Chaudhry said in a statement to PA: ‘It is clear that the jury did not believe Grace Jabbari’s story of what happened in the SUV because they found that Mr Majors did not intentionally cause any injuries to her, we are grateful for that.

‘We are disappointed, however, that despite not believing Ms Jabbari, the jury nevertheless found that Mr Majors was somehow reckless while she was attacking him.

‘Mr Majors is grateful to God, his family, his friends, and his fans for their love and support during these harrowing eight months. Mr Majors still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name.’

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