Walt Disney Studios has removed “Magazine Dreams,” a dark drama starring Jonathan Majors off of the release calendar. The film, which Disney’s subsidiary Searchlight Pictures purchased out of Sundance, was slated to premiere on Dec. 8. However, Majors has become embroiled in legal issues involving assault and aggravated harassment allegations stemming from a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. The actor has pleaded not guilty.
The studio also delayed the debut of its live action version of “Snow White” by nearly a year. It will now open on March 21, 2025. “Snow White,” which stars Rachel Zegler as the titular heroine, was originally slated to debut on March 22, 2024.
“Elio,” a science-fiction animated adventure, has also been delayed by a year. It was slated to hit theaters on March 1, 2024. Instead, the public will get a look at it on June 13, 2025.
When Searchlight bought “Magazine Dreams” earlier this year, it saw the film as a potential Oscar vehicle for the star, who played a disturbed body builder. But if it had stuck to its original plans, it would debut the film roughly at the same time Majors was due in court. His trial is set to begin on Nov. 29.
More to come…