Jonah Hill is heading back to television.
After doing a brief cameo in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm last year, Hill has taken a starring role in an untitled series from William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed. Hill will play real-life Hollywood fixer Sidney Korshak, who had strong ties to the Chicago mob and deep connections in the entertainment industry – including Lew Wasserman, one of the most powerful studio executives in history. This limited series appears to focus on their relationship and tell at least part of the story of how they were able to attain such incredible power in post-war Hollywood. Read More »
Writer/producer/actor/director Jonah Hill‘s feature directorial debut, the skateboarder coming of age story Mid90s, didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered back in 2018 (although our review was very positive). But his next film is tackling a subject that has too often been considered taboo in the United States: therapy.
Hill is already in production on his second movie, an untitled documentary which is intended to provide a helpful and non-cheesy look at therapy as framed by Hill’s own therapist. Get more details below.
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How’s this for a cast? Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry, Rob Morgan, and Tomer Sisley. They’re all on board Don’t Look Up, a Netflix comedy from Adam McKay. Lawrence was already locked down for the project, and Blacnehtt and Morgan were previously announced as joining the cast. But now the cast has officially gotten even larger.
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In case you haven’t heard, Coca-Cola has launched a new energy soft drink called Coca-Cola Energy, and they’re making a big push for it with a new Super Bowl commercial starring Martin Scorsese. Because when you think energy, you think Martin Scorsese. But don’t worry, because the director’s Wolf of Wall Street supporting star Jonah Hill shows up (though he almost doesn’t) to make this even more weird. Watch the Martin Scorsese Coca-Cola Energy Super Bowl commercial below. Read More »
Update 3: Variety’s Justin Kroll is reporting on social media that Jonah Hill has departed The Batman. His tweet has been added below.
Update #2: Collider reports that Hill is eying the role of The Riddler.
Update: THR reports that Hill is in talks to play either The Penguin or The Riddler in the new movie, although Hill and the studio can’t seem to agree on which one he should play and there’s a chance they may not come to an agreement. Our original article follows.
Just minutes after word came out that Westworld and Casino Royale actor Jeffrey Wright was in negotiations to play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman, a new report now says two-time Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill is also in talks to join the cast.
But who could Hill be playing? It’s a mystery fit for the World’s Greatest Detective…could someone call Batman and ask him about this? I hear he has a big red phone that goes directly to the Batcave. Read More »
The Ballad of Richard Jewell has been in the works for around five years now. The film is based on a Vanity Fair article from 1997 and will tell the true story of a security guard who discovered a pipe bomb at the Olympic games in Atlanta in 1996. At first, he was hailed a hero, but suddenly he became vilified when he became a suspect instead. Now, it finally appears to be gaining some real traction as it locks down Clint Eastwood as director and shifts from its former home at 20th Century Fox over to Warner Bros. Pictures, following the former studio’s acquisition by The Walt Disney Company. Read More »
Jonah Hill made his directorial debut last year with mid90s, and he already has a follow-up ready. This isn’t a film, though – it’s a music video. Hill has directed a Vampire Weekend music video for the song “Sunflower,” and he’s somehow managed to recruit Jerry Seinfeld to make an appearance. Watch the “Sunflower” music video below.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we catch up with Napoleon Dynamite, take a look at the beginning of the drug trade in Columbia, find out what it takes to be funny on Twitter, get our minds blown out by puppets, and get drunk on bourbon. Read More »
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a new video from Pixar Animation dives into Easter eggs and fun facts about their third volume collection of short films. Plus, Kelly Clarkson does an incredible new rendition of a tune from The Greatest Showman, and Jonah Hill breaks down the characters he’s best known for on the big screen throughout his career. Read More »
With his directorial debut Mid90s in theaters now, Jonah Hill headed to Saturday Night Live to host the late night sketch comedy show for a fifth time. That meant it was time for him to join the famed Five-Timers Club, but as you’ll see below, the exclusive club has changed in the years since the #MeToo movement came along.
Otherwise, the Jonah Hill hosted Saturday Night Live brought some big laughs with a lot of energy, though it was all amidst a lot of flubs, some of which brought about more laughs. Overall, this was a solid return for SNL after a little break, so let’s dive into all the best and worst sketches for more. Read More »