Dalian Wanda has offered the CEO job at Legendary Entertainment to Irell & Manella law firm partner Josh Grode, sources confirmed to Deadline. The post has been open since Thomas Tull exited his company after selling it to China-based Wanda for $3.5 billion. Grode hasn’t said yes, sources said, and might not. He has been advising the companies for a long time in his capacity as a partner in the law firm — including the Legendary deal — and is considered a potential good business mind to match up with the company’s top creative executive, Mary Parent.
Legendary issued this statement: “Josh has been and continues to be a legal advisor to Wanda and Legendary and will continue render services to them and other clients.”