Jonathan Majors Lands Role in ‘Da Understudy,’ With Spike Lee in Talks to Direct

Actor Jonathan Majors arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of Netflix's 'The Harder They Fall' held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on October 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, United States — Photo by imagepressagency/Deposit Photos

Jonathan Majors and Spike Lee are teaming up again.

Majors has inked a deal to star in and produce the upcoming film Da Understudy from Westbrook Studios and Amazon Studios, Variety reported Tuesday.

Lee is currently in negotiations to direct the film and will executive produce.

The project marks another collaboration between Majors and Lee after they worked together on the filmmaker’s critically acclaimed 2020 war drama Da 5 Bloods.

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Da Understudy explores “life imitating art when the understudy of a Broadway production finds a role he’s willing to kill for.”

The script comes from Tom Hamada, Zach Stauss and Tyler Cole. It’s based on an original story by Cole, who will co-executive produce the film.

There was apparently a bidding war for the project before it landed with Amazon Studios.

Will Smith, Mike Soccio, and Westbrook Studios Co-President and Head of Motion Pictures Jon Mone are producers on the film.

Majors is on a hot streak, currently co-starring in Creed III and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania — this past weekend’s two top-grossing films at the box office.