Disney Shelves Release of Jonathan Majors’ Film ‘Magazine Dreams’ Amid Actor’s Assault Case

Jonathan Majors in MAGAZINE DREAMS. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.

As Jonathan Majors prepares for his assault trial, Disney has removed the actor’s new film Magazine Dreams from the release calendar.

The bodybuilding drama had been scheduled to arrive in theaters on Dec. 8, 2023, just days before Majors’ trial is scheduled to get underway in New York City.

But in a press release Friday, Disney announced the film’s release date is now “unset,” and no new date was announced.

The critically acclaimed drama premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, and won the U.S. Special Dramatic Jury Award. Thanks to the positive reception, there was a bidding war for the film before it was acquired by Searchlight Pictures — which is under the Disney umbrella.

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In addition to moving Magazine Dreams, Disney said Friday it’s delaying the live-action Snow White starring Rachel Zegler. The film was scheduled to open on March 22, 2024, but has been pushed to March 21, 2025.

The change is likely the result of production delays caused by the Hollywood strikes.

In another change, the studio moved Pixar’s animated Elio from March 1, 2024 release, to June 13, 2025.

Magazine Dreams is written and directed by Elijah Bynum, known for Hot Summer Nights.

Majors plays aspiring bodybuilder Killian Maddox, who has big dreams but struggles to find his way. The cast also includes Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Harrison Page, Mike O’Hearn, and Harriet Sansom Harris.

Majors serves as an executive producer alongside Andrew Blau, and Luke Rogers, according to IMDb. Jennifer Fox, Dan Gilroy, Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman produced the film.

As previously reported, Searchlight announced the release date on March 24, the day before Majors was arrested in New York City on suspicion of assaulting his then-girlfriend.

Majors, 34, was charged with multiple misdemeanor counts — including assault in the third degree, three counts of attempted assault in the third degree, one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one count of harassment in the second degree.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor denied all of the allegations.

Earlier this week, a judge denied a motion dismiss the actor’s assault case and set a Nov. 29 trial date.

Majors filed a counter-complaint in June against his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, saying she assaulted him during their confrontation. The complaint alleged Jabbari scratched, slapped, and grabbed at his face, causing pain and bleeding.

She was arrested by the NYPD on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief counts. Although the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said it has no intention of prosecuting her.

Jabbari’s attorney accused the NYPD of victimizing his client for no reason.

“It’s sad that she had to go through this because she is the victim in this case and she’s the survivor,” attorney Ross Kramer told reporters outside the NYPD’s 10th Precinct.