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Jonah Hill joins Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained for undisclosed role

06.15.2012

It's kind of hard to keep up with the musical chairs casting of Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED, so I'll keep it simple: Jonah Hill has, in fact, joined the cast of the still filming "southern," filling in the ranks with Jamie Foxx, Chrisoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington,

Hill was originally considered for the role of Scotty Harmony, the kid who loses Django’s slave wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) to Calvin Candie but had to turn the role down due to scheduling conflicts.  The actor is now back in the mix, but playing a different, undisclosed role.

After the success of MONEYBALL and 21 JUMP STREET, Hill has been lining up a number of high-profile projects, including Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, TRUE STORY with James Franco, Max Landis' GOOD TIME GANG with Mark Wahlberg, and the upcoming THE WATCH with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.  I really don't know when this dude sleeps.

I like Jonah Hill, so I'm happy to see him branch out, although I know some are getting "tired" of him.  However, I think that by switching it up with dramatic roles, Hill will make himself more appreciated than annoying.  It may be time to send his agent a thank you card.

DJANGO UNCHAINED opens on December 25, 2012 and Hill can next be seen in THE WATCH, opening on July 27, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: I'd be down for a sequel to Superbad that follows the gang post-college. You?
Source: Deadline

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5:05AM on 06/16/2012

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He was hilarious in 'Cyrus'.
He was hilarious in 'Cyrus'.
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6:56PM on 06/15/2012
Lose a little weight and suddenly EVERYONE wants to be your friend...
Lose a little weight and suddenly EVERYONE wants to be your friend...
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5:11PM on 06/15/2012
I like Hill alright, but I just hope he has a better accent this time than when he had his cameo in "Walk Hard," which was arguably the worst part of that movie for me. At this point I just wanna know who's taking the Ace Woody role.
I like Hill alright, but I just hope he has a better accent this time than when he had his cameo in "Walk Hard," which was arguably the worst part of that movie for me. At this point I just wanna know who's taking the Ace Woody role.
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4:35PM on 06/15/2012
its the role of scotty.. and for those of you that have read the script would know this is the perfect role for jonah hill... i really cant think of anyone else to play that part.. I'm so glad hes back on board with this film.
its the role of scotty.. and for those of you that have read the script would know this is the perfect role for jonah hill... i really cant think of anyone else to play that part.. I'm so glad hes back on board with this film.
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5:13PM on 06/15/2012
i would think the same, but the article gives the impression that its for someone else, possibly a bit role as one of the trackers or the mine crew. although the IMDB page still doesnt list who is playing Scotty and they could have just held off shooting his scenes until Hill became available. I hope he's Scotty even though hes not really as chubby as he used to be or as the character is described.
i would think the same, but the article gives the impression that its for someone else, possibly a bit role as one of the trackers or the mine crew. although the IMDB page still doesnt list who is playing Scotty and they could have just held off shooting his scenes until Hill became available. I hope he's Scotty even though hes not really as chubby as he used to be or as the character is described.
6:53PM on 06/15/2012
According to Deadline he's not playing Scotty.
According to Deadline he's not playing Scotty.
4:29PM on 06/15/2012

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man, that post is just full of fail. nice hidden racism, too! don't get me wrong, obviously stereotypes can exist for a reason, but something about the way you described him as "that one Jewish friend you have..." in a negative way irked me a bit, even if you didn't mean it to be taken that way.

i don't have a problem with hill at all. i quite like him. he did the 'funny fat guy' routine but has also demonstrated considerable talent in dramatic/less slapstick affair, and can be both the loud
man, that post is just full of fail. nice hidden racism, too! don't get me wrong, obviously stereotypes can exist for a reason, but something about the way you described him as "that one Jewish friend you have..." in a negative way irked me a bit, even if you didn't mean it to be taken that way.

i don't have a problem with hill at all. i quite like him. he did the 'funny fat guy' routine but has also demonstrated considerable talent in dramatic/less slapstick affair, and can be both the loud sidekick (superbad) OR the 'sane man' anchor of a comedy (get him to the greek). that's not easy to pull off, usually actors get pigenholed in one category when it comes to comedy, but he's done both sides, and i respect that.

as for his "oozing self absorption" - after he made fun of his oscar nomination on SNL, i really see no sense of pretension. if anything he oozes the opposite and is quite humble and self-deprecatory, so maybe you should re-evaluate your reasons for disliking him.
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4:39PM on 06/15/2012
Never intended my Jewish friend line to be taken in a racist way, so my apologies on offending you or anyone else for that matter. NOT MY INTENTION. and I've since edited that line to remove it.

But I will stand firm on disliking the guy. Sorry we don't share the same opinion.
Never intended my Jewish friend line to be taken in a racist way, so my apologies on offending you or anyone else for that matter. NOT MY INTENTION. and I've since edited that line to remove it.

But I will stand firm on disliking the guy. Sorry we don't share the same opinion.
4:08PM on 06/15/2012

I don't know why, but Jonah Hill Annoys the piss out of me...

I can't say anything bad about his career choices; I mean who wouldn't do flicks with Pitt, Scorsese, Tarantino, Stiller and the slew of other great guys this cat has aligned himself with. But every time I hear he's apart of something I die a little inside.

Maybe it's jealousy because we share a birthday and he's were he is and I'm where I am (nowhere), but when his career kicked off I was with him 100%.

But after being the "smart ass fat/then not fat" guy in every single role his shtick
I can't say anything bad about his career choices; I mean who wouldn't do flicks with Pitt, Scorsese, Tarantino, Stiller and the slew of other great guys this cat has aligned himself with. But every time I hear he's apart of something I die a little inside.

Maybe it's jealousy because we share a birthday and he's were he is and I'm where I am (nowhere), but when his career kicked off I was with him 100%.

But after being the "smart ass fat/then not fat" guy in every single role his shtick just wore off, then he does interviews and just oozes self absorption to a point of annoyance and now he's become that one friend you have with an overblown sense of self worth and a big mouth that wont shut the fuck up.

I want to like the guy, but he just gets under my skin. Maybe one day ill change my mind, but that day sir, is not today.
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3:24PM on 06/15/2012

The Watch looks awesome

Django looks surprisingly lame to me. Guess I shouldn't say something like that around these parts but that's what I really think. Hoping they're just bad trailers.
Django looks surprisingly lame to me. Guess I shouldn't say something like that around these parts but that's what I really think. Hoping they're just bad trailers.
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