Jonah Hill Scores Last Minute Role in Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'
Timing is everything in Hollywood. Entire careers have been built on nothing but momentum and some good luck, and though Jonah Hill has had a pretty impressive career so far, a little bit of good timing never hurt anyone. Deadline reports that Hill has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's highly-anticipated Django Unchained, which is well into production and has released two trailers in the past two weeks. This is the latest in a series of casting shuffles that have been a mainstay of this project ever since names like Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have stepped in and out at various points. Read on!
Before production began, Hill was originally eyed for the part of Scotty Harmony, the man who loses Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and sparks Django's revenge-fueled rampage to get her back. Scheduling issues prevented Hill from joining the project, but now a slot has opened up for a different character and he was able to jump in the saddle and join one of the year's best casts. Hill opened a lot of doors for himself with his excellent performance in Moneyball, so we'll see if he slowly starts transitioning into more drama-heavy projects or if he sticks to his comedy roots with more films like this year's fantastically hilarious big screen version of 21 Jump Street.