Jonah Hill Somehow Joins Django Unchained Cast

By Katey Rich 2012-06-15 12:18:39discussion comments
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Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained already has trailer and a Christmas release date that's barely six months away, but apparently it's not too late to add another cast member, and yet another actor who doesn't seem to belong in a Civil War-era movie at all. Deadline reports that Jonah Hill has been added to the cast of the film, which is currently shooting in New Orleans not far from The End of the World the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-directed comedy that also features Hill. Tarantino had initially considered Hill for a role in the film, but he had to turn it down due to his busy schedule; with End of the World wrapping up soon, Hill apparently has some time to stop by the Old South before leaving Louisiana.

Tarantino initially wanted Hill to play Scotty Harmony, the kid who loses Django's wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) to the evil Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Deadline has learned that's no longer Hill's role, and since I'm one of the few people on the Internet who didn't read the Django Unchained script, I can't speculate about which roles might be open. Django currently looks to be even more sprawling than Inglorious Basterds, with a cast that now includes Jamie Foxx in the title role, Christoph Waltz as his German bounty hunter sidekick, plus Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, Garrett Dillahunt, and God only knows who else. You might not even have time to notice Hill in that giant cast.

From Django Hill will move on to an only slightly less hotly anticipated project, and his second in a row with Leonardo DiCaprio-- he's got a supporting role in The Wolf of Wall Street, which has DiCaprio once again reuniting with Martin Scorsese. It's still a little hard to believe this is the career of the kid buying the goldfish shoes from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but Hill actually seems pretty perfect for Tarantino's quick-talking, rambling dialogue-- and if he's anything like us, he's seeing the Django role as a dream come true as well.
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