Jonah Hill Joins Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 16th, 2012 at 12:36 pm,

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A year ago, few would’ve predicted that Jonah Hill would go from being a graduate of Judd Apatow’s raunch-com school (Superbad, Get Him to the Greek) to landing an Oscar nomination for Moneyball, co-writing and starring in a successful reboot of the 21 Jump Street franchise – and securing roles in future weighty dramas like True Story and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Hill is poised to extend his win streak even further, now that he’s set to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. The actor previously passed on the project, because of his busy schedule, but due to either an unexpected opening in his work slate, or (more likely) a reduced role, Hill’s now accepted the offer.

Deadline has the exclusive on Hill signing up for Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which will not wrap principal photography for another few weeks. Nonetheless, the Weinstein Company has begun to build awareness for the film, by releasing both a domestic teaser trailer and international theatrical promo. The intent is to get people talking about (and debating) the nature of Tarantino’s latest, button-pushing cinematic creation – which is (unequal) parts historical revision, revenge fantasy, blaxploitation homage, and spaghetti western throwback.

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Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Django Unchained'

Although Hill’s role in Django Unchained has yet to be (officially) revealed, inside word is that he will not be taking on the part of Scotty Harmony – the gambler who loses Django’s (Jamie Foxx) enslaved wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), to the debonair but utterly despicable plantation/brothel owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Some of you readers out there may recall that’s the “glorified cameo” which was left up for grabs by Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Django Unchained cast includes all the aforementioned stars, alongside TV icons like Don Johnson (Miami Vice) and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad) – plus, Tarantino favorites Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz – with minor characters being brought to life by such folk as musician-turned actor/filmmaker RZA and Justified alum Walton Goggins and M.C. Gainey. Suffice it to say: this movie reads as a pretty crazy affair, even before you take the controversial storyline into consideration.

Django Unchained storms into U.S. theaters on December 25th, 2012.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I’m schocked there still adding people. In the trailer it looked done. Hollywood Magic I guess

  2. Why? Why? Why?

  3. So Im guessing this takes place in the kill bill universe which is separate from the inglorious basterds pulp fiction universe. Its interesting that he makes those films aas if they were made in the pulp fiction universe QT is a true genius…

    • I’m sorry but what in gods name are you talking about?

      • Yea, seriously!

          • Thank you for posting a link.
            I was going to try to explain it all but I’m positive I would have messed it up.

            • Yes.

    • i love tarintino movies but doing revenge flicks all the time isnt really true genious. He is a great director and has great movies but he isnt very versitle. But idc id rather him continue to doing revenge flicks.

  4. Why is this lard ass in every movie?

  5. Nice to see Jonah doing some other movies unlike his (the sitter and 21 jump street) I was really impressed by his performance in moneyball. But isnt it late to be adding people? unless he has just a small cameo which i presume.

    • It’ll most likely be a cameo or a small role.

  6. I can’t stand that guy. What’s next, Russel Brand?

  7. s***T.
    Just when i thought this would be something to see…. now this talentless hack, with an army of PR people pushing him on every director who’s working, has come in to smell up the production. The first Tarantino movie I’ll be boycotting. Oh well… I guess Hill will phone in his fat, slovenly, sarcastic stoner no-talent man-child… such a stretch for him…

  8. I think this is awesome, Jonah Hill is going to broaden his acting horizon and their is no better palette to do it on than the dialogue choices Quentin Tarantino can offer. I am so hyped up about this movie that if Santa Claus stoof in my way on Christmas Day, I’d murder him and destroy a million children’s dreams to see it.

  9. Ryan Gosling and Tarintino need to work together in the future. That would be GOAT!!!!!!! Two of the best at it.

    • Gosling?……BOORING……..

      • you’re boring. gawdling>>>>

    • Goat?

      • greatest of all time, bruh!

  10. The next A-lister I’d love to see work with Tarantino honestly is RDJ. I think that would be awesome.

    • I really liked it when they announce Will Smith was offered the role of Django. Nothing against Foxx but I’d love to see Smith in a Tarantino role.

      i was also disappointed that Sasha Baron Cohen dropped out of this.

      Other less obvious people i’d like to see in a Tarantino movie: Taylor Kitsch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Adam Sandler (who was offered a role in “Inglourious Basterds”)

      • Actually, Mary Elizabeth Winstead did play a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse movie, Death Proof.

        Just a friendly FYI. 😉

  11. Who will occupy his barstool between Rogen and Cera while he’s away?

  12. As much as I despise looking at Jonah Hill’s face, I’m glad he will only be in a small role. His face sucks, and I don’t want it to tarnish QT’s film.

  13. This addition doesnt do anything to help this movie. This will be the first QT movie I never see.

  14. I hate Jonah Hill, that is all.