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Django Unchained adds four more but Jonah Hill forced to pass

11.10.2011

Jonah Hill is shaping up to be a surprise Best Supporting Actor candidate at this year's Oscars for his performance in MONEYBALL. That critical acclaim almost resulted in a starring role in what could've been his most high-profile film to date: Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Tarantino offered Hill the role of Scotty, the chubby rich boy whose father purchases slame Broomhilda (wife of Django) for. The role is written as kind of a sweet-natured doofus who actually comes to love Broomhilda and features a great poker scene with lead villain Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) where the stakes are Broomhilda herself.

But as it turns out, Hill is busy filming NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn and was forced to turn down a role in the film. (Also, Hill isn't exactly a chubby kid anymore...)

While Tarantino looks to find a replacement, he did add James Remar, Tom Wopat (!!), Todd Allen and James Russo to the cast.

Those actors join a cast that includes DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, RZA and Don Johnson.

Source: MTV

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5:02AM on 11/11/2011
Jonah Hill is starting to remind me of Tom Sizemore.
Jonah Hill is starting to remind me of Tom Sizemore.
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11:59PM on 11/10/2011
Glad he passed. I can't see him bringing anything to a film like this.
Glad he passed. I can't see him bringing anything to a film like this.
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8:32PM on 11/10/2011
This movie has such a great cast, with the exception of the lead role
This movie has such a great cast, with the exception of the lead role
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5:29PM on 11/10/2011
Wow, that must really suck. Forced to pass on possibly the most critical acclaim he will get in his career (since Tarantino can make anyone look like a good actor,) to do a crappy sounding Stiller movie.
Wow, that must really suck. Forced to pass on possibly the most critical acclaim he will get in his career (since Tarantino can make anyone look like a good actor,) to do a crappy sounding Stiller movie.
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5:00PM on 11/10/2011

"you're so cool"

...all these guys rock...Remar, Russo ("mikey tandino") LOVE THOSE GUYS! and i have no probs with WOPAT either...I often wonder what ALIENS would have been like if REMAR stayed on as "Hicks".
...all these guys rock...Remar, Russo ("mikey tandino") LOVE THOSE GUYS! and i have no probs with WOPAT either...I often wonder what ALIENS would have been like if REMAR stayed on as "Hicks".
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4:21PM on 11/10/2011
What's a slame?
What's a slame?
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1:45PM on 11/10/2011

QT...

If you're listening...

JESSE HEIMAN for Scotty!!!
[link]
If you're listening...

JESSE HEIMAN for Scotty!!!
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11:35AM on 11/10/2011
It's tough cause he'd be legally obligated to stick with Stiller's film. If he left he'd most definitely be sued by the studio.
It's tough cause he'd be legally obligated to stick with Stiller's film. If he left he'd most definitely be sued by the studio.
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11:02AM on 11/10/2011
While I wouldn't necessarily have minded Hill making an appearance in something like, say, Inglorious Basterds, I'm actually glad he's not in this. His Southern accent in Walk Hard was one of my least favorite things about that movie.

Now, the Jameses Ramar and Russo on the other hand, total badass.
While I wouldn't necessarily have minded Hill making an appearance in something like, say, Inglorious Basterds, I'm actually glad he's not in this. His Southern accent in Walk Hard was one of my least favorite things about that movie.

Now, the Jameses Ramar and Russo on the other hand, total badass.
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10:21AM on 11/10/2011
That is too bad for him. He's a great up and comer.
That is too bad for him. He's a great up and comer.
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10:07AM on 11/10/2011
Read the script, which was really great. And now this cast... This cannot be made soon enough.
Read the script, which was really great. And now this cast... This cannot be made soon enough.
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