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Exciting Castings! Jonah Hill Joining 'Django Unchained' & Jason Mantzoukas Joining 'They Came Together'

The cast for David Wain and Michael Showalter's romantic comedy parody (or moc-rom-com) They Came Together is filling out pretty awesomely with Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Max Greenfield already onboard. Now, The League's Jason Mantzoukas has been added to play Rudd's best friend, a perfect role for him to be the type of maniac we expect.

Also, it was announced that Jonah Hill will be joining the cast of the already in production Django Unchained. This is a bit odd considering its production is far enough along that the film already has a trailer (below). Previously, Hill had been eyed for a larger role [...]

The Lost Roles of Jonah Hill

Not only one of the best young comedic performers in Hollywood but also an accomplished writer, producer, and dramatic actor, Jonah Hill is a guy that wears a lot of hats. Still only in his 20s, Hill has already earned an Oscar nomination for his supporting turn in Moneyball. In that film, he pulled off the comedy-to-drama transition that has taken some of his peers decades to complete and eluded others. Jonah Hill also picks his projects wisely – the movies he stars in are consistently good and he’s mostly avoided starring in duds. Hill’s newest film, 21 Jump Street, which he wrote, produced and starred in, opens this [...]

SNL Recap: Jonah Hill Is A Funny Man

I’ll be honest: I was never a huge fan of Jonah Hill. As the films of Judd Apatow shifted to the center of the comedy universe, the resulting fame of Jonah Hill confused me. I admired Apatow for using his success to give opportunities to talented friends — hilarious yet average-looking guys like Seth Rogen and Jason Segel — who otherwise might have struggled with finding mainstream appeal. Hill struck me as the annoying kid brother of the pack: certainly funny and charming enough to roll with the big boys, but only tolerated because he’s part of the entourage.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy Hill’s work. His [...]

The Toughest Minivan Drive-By You'll Ever See

The first teaser trailer for Neighborhood Watch (the alien comedy directed by Akiva Schaffer and starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade) is here, and it is not pleased that you've been TP-ing local houses. It might have to take you downtown and have some confusing words with you in a room with a single lightbulb. Or worse still, look at you sternly.

Jonah Hill Will Take the Stage at SNL on March 10

So it was spoken on Alec Baldwin's podcast; and lo, so it will be. Jonah Hill will host SNL on March 10. Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, that is.

Summer Comedy Preview: Movies

We’re only a week into summer movie season, and it’s already overloaded with superheroes. More excitement is coming too, as Hollywood rolls out what are expected to be its biggest hits this time ever year. There's no shortage of comedies this summer, as Batman and Spider-man will be duking it out at the box office with the likes of Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, and, um, Wes Anderson.

What's in store for us comedy wise? The return of the Men in Black! A movie based on a pregnancy guidebook! A comedy based on a novel by Saddam Hussein! And a comedy that had to change its name because of the [...]

Jonah Hill Is Really Surprised That 21 Jump Street Is Funny

Jonah Hill seems legitimately shocked that 21 Jump Street is good and funny. It's a little disconcerting! But even more unsettling is the absolute MYSTERY he presents of going to sleep in boxers and waking up in a formal top half, dress shoes and no pants. Or as he amazingly calls it, Donald Ducking. Parts 2 and 3 of the interview below.

Jonah Hill Describes the Rest of Jump Street

After watching these SNL promos with Jonah Hill and Bill Hader, I absolutely want to move to Jump Street. It sounds like everyone there's just walking around holding freshly cut flowers, wearing stylish men's hats, drinking bubble tea. In other words, it is a paradise. Albeit one that is occasionally marred by young no-goodnik police officers training to impersonate high schoolers and sliding across the tops of cars and stuff.

It's Never Too Early for a 21 Jump Street Sequel

21 Jump Street isn't coming out until March 16, but Jonah Hill says that he and Michael Bacall are "writing the sequel now," having been given a green light from the studio. Seems a bit like putting the sequel cart before the movie horse, if you know what I mean. But if things like focus groups and press screenings can give a studio a good enough idea of how the movie will do in theaters even before it's released to know whether a sequel is called for, more power to them. And their terrifying, ticket-sale predicting powers of clairvoyance. (Someone write a movie about that! And then immediately [...]

Alec Baldwin Reveals That Jonah Hill And Justin Bieber Are Hosting SNL Soon

Lorne Michaels is the guest on Alec Baldwin’s Here The Thing podcast this week (which if you haven’t listened to yet, what are you doing reading this because it is exactly the type of thing you would like) and on it, Baldwin runs down a list of this season’s SNL guests and, intentionally or not, reveals two yet to be announced hosts: Jonah Hill and Justin Bieber.

Jonah Hill has hosted before, back in March 2008, but skinny Jonah Hill has not. Over/under three jokes about this?

But who cares about that old nerd anyway? The Biebs, who was the musical guest for the April 10th, 2010 show, [...]

Jason Segel, Emma Watson, and David Krumholtz Maybe to Die in James Franco's Apartment

Emma Watson, Jason Segel, and David Krumholtz are going to play themselves in Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg's End of the World, which used to be know as The Apocolypse and before that Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse. The three, along with the already announced crew of Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Aziz Ansari, are all guests at James Franco's house party when the apocalypse comes, which stinks because that means they aren't coming to my apocalypse party. The bright side is some of them are supposed to die, which I read to mean that ALL OF THEM WILL DIE but in a [...]

Jonah Hill Refuses to Compare 21 Jump Street to Never Been Kissed

Wait a second. Jonah Hill describes the central conceit of 21 Jump Street as "getting to relive the most important part of your youth, high school — and thinking you have all the answers, but realizing you have none of the answers," but he DOESN'T think the movie is comparable to Drew Barrymore's 1999 classic Never Been Kissed? Uh, did he miss the part of the movie where Josie Geller gets to enroll at South Glen South High School to relive her high school years, thinking she now knows enough to avoid being called Josie Grossie and getting stood up at the prom by Billy Prince, but finding [...]

The New 21 Jump Street Trailer Is the Longest Trailer Ever

Four minutes and 43 seconds has got to be brushing up against some records for longest movie trailer ever. But while not all comedies might be able to pull it off, this trailer makes 21 Jump Street look worthwhile even after watching five minutes of its best jokes. It's got all the Rob Riggle touching Jonah Hill's tongue of the original trailer, plus more angry Ice Cube, frustrated school principal Jake Johnson (who could easily be playing his New Girl character who's quit bartending), and Channing Tatum telling science to fuck itself while standing in front of a white board full of the number 4. In other words, [...]

Jonah Hill's Officially Hosting SNL March 10

Jonah Hill's rumored SNL hosting gig is confirmed: he'll take the stage March 10 with musical guest The Shins. Hill should have his work cut out for him picking up the pieces from next week's Lindsay Lohan episode.