Jason Mitchell, an actor who was once considered a rising star due to his critically acclaimed performances in Straight Outta Compton Y MudboundIt seems to be in serious trouble.
The 32-year-old actor has been released from the performance, including his agent and manager, as well as having been dismissed from two of his most prominent projects, Showtime. The Chi and the next Netflix movie, Desperados.
According to Deadline, representatives of UTA, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, Good Universe (the producer behind Desperados), as well as Fox and Showtime (The Chi) all have confirmed that Mitchell has withdrawn from the representation and projects mentioned above, rejecting additional comments.
The Hollywood Reporter expanded the news with more details, noting:
A source with knowledge of the Showtime series tells Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell's girlfriend in The Chi, was one of several actresses in the series who had problems with Mitchell. She made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so insecure with her co-star that sometimes her fiancé, Dear white people The actor Mark Richardson, came to the scene when she filmed scenes with him. Boone declined to comment.
The source also says that Boone finally informed Fox 21 producers that he could no longer work with Mitchell. Initially, she was detained while she was released at her request to pursue other projects. It was also said that other actresses in the series had had problems with Mitchell. It is not clear what ultimately led the study to act.
Mitchell had not yet started filming. Desperados, a comedy set in Mexico, when he was replaced in recent weeks by Lamorne Morris (New girl). A source close to the project, which Lionsgate's Good Universe is producing for Netflix, says the producers received "specific information that was investigated immediately and thoroughly and dealt with as quickly as possible."
Netflix referred the queries to Good Universe, which declined to comment. Sources said Mitchell's three co-stars in the film, Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell, had complaints about Mitchell.
At the end of April, it was announced that Showtime The Chi It had been renovated for a third season. At the end of the second season, Brandon de Mitchell and Jerrika de Boone were experiencing complications in their relationship. ""It's definitely a roller coaster because they're two people who love each other, but from totally different worlds, and you start to see their worlds become more prominent as they both try to be more successful," Mitchell told The Root in an interview. earlier this month. "Brandon, he can not take a break and I'm biased because I personally feel that Jerrika should have listened to him [regarding] The situation with Kevin. But you can see this growth between then, and it's a roller coaster. Brandon definitely wants the best for him and for Jerrika, and he knows that Jerrika is a great thing for him.. "
The Root has approached Mitchell's legal team for comments.