Shalom Life | October 31, 2014

Jonah Hills Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

After previously turning down the role, Hill has decided to join the cast of ‘Django Unchained’

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: June 15th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Jonah Hills Joins Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Last year, while Jonah Hill was promoting ‘Moneyball’, he expressed disappointment about having to turn down a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming western ‘Django Unchained’. Hill explained the reason for refusal was entirely due to scheduling conflict, so I suppose it is safe to assume that Hill’s calendar has opened up because Deadline is now reporting that the 28-year old actor has joined the cast.

"I got offered the new Quentin Tarantino movie, and I can't do it because of my schedule," Hill said in the fall of 2011. "Doing Quentin's movie would have obviously been amazing, but my schedule didn't work out, which sucks."

Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day, but lucky for Hill is still in production.

Hill was originally offered the role of Scott Harmony, an overweight 20-something that received Broomhilda as a gift from his father in order to gain self-confidence. According to reports though, Hill has accepted a different, unnamed, role instead.

Just a few weeks ago, Harvey Weinstein announced that Tarantino’s film might still have some surprise casting in store, although a first trailer has already been released. Is Hill’s choice to join the cast what Weinstein was hinting at?

Jonah Hill is also in the midst of filming Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf on Wall Street’ with ‘Django Unchained’ co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Lena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood Lena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood TrendingBreakthrough Jew - Joshua Meier Breakthrough Jew - Joshua Meier TrendingDafy Hagai Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls Dafy Hagai Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls Trending
 

Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Photo

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Photo

The comedian posted a hilarious photo mocking the Russian president on his horse.

Read More

Hulu Orders Comedy Series From Jason Reitman

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Hulu Orders Comedy Series From Jason Reitman

'Casual' follows a brother and sister raising a child together.

Read More

Sarah Silverman Receives "Woman of Vision" Award

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Sarah Silverman Receives "Woman of Vision" Award

The comedian was honored at the Adrienne Shelly Foundation event last week.

Read More

Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart Star in 'Comedians in Cars' First Look Trailer [VIDEO]

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart Star in 'Comedians in Cars' First Look Trailer [VIDEO]

Jerry Seinfeld shares that the trailer is his favorite part of the show.

Read More

Latvian Musical About A Nazi War Criminal Causes Uproar

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Latvian Musical About A Nazi War Criminal Causes Uproar

A new musical celebrating Herbert Cukurs, deputy to the leader of the Arajs Commando during the Holocaust, is being met with rightful criticism

Read More

The Israel Association of Baseball Launches Their First Ever Baseball Academy

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Israel Association of Baseball Launches Their First Ever Baseball Academy

Ten players between the ages of 14 and 21 will be selected annually to participate in the academy, and participate in a grueling, one year intensive training program

Read More

Birthright Honeymoons To Israel Are Now A Thing

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Birthright Honeymoons To Israel Are Now A Thing

Honeymoon Israel hopes to bring North American newlyweds on a near fully subsidized trip to Israel to help keep the Jewish faith alive

Read More

Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert

October 31, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert

'As an issue of national security, Israel has successfully made itself water independent,' says California Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird

Read More

More Headlines