Jonah Hill Saddles Up With ‘Django Unchained’

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

We may have had the first sneak peek at this film earlier this month with the film’s first trailer, but now Jonah Hill has joined the cast for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained.

Currently still in production, the film follows a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) who, with the help of his mentor (Christoph Waltz), sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

It’s not made clear who exactly Hill will be playing, but he had been considered for the part of Scotty Harmony early on when in the film’s development, the kid who loses Django’s wife (Kerry Washington) to DiCaprio’s Calvin Candie, when he had to originally turn it down due to his schedule being so busy.

With a couple of big names who recently had to exit the project, including that of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sacha Baron Cohen, it may be that he is taking over one of their roles.

I’m sure we’ll find out more soon, but until then we will next see Hill in the upcoming comedy The Watch, as well as starring opposite DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese-directed The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Django Unchained is set to be released on 18th January 2013.

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