The ever-changing cast of “Django Unchained” has just added one more: Jonah Hill. Deadline says that the actor will join the movie which you’d have to think is nearly finished.
Hill had originally been considered for a role in the film, but it didn’t fit in his busy schedule. Now it does. If you hang around long enough, everything works out. He’s not playing the part he originally had been up for, though. Deadline didn’t know which part he will be playing, but reported that it is not “Scotty Harmony, the kid who loses Django’s slave wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) to Calvin Candie, a charming but utterly evil plantation owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, which sets up a showdown with Django, the former slave turned bounty hunter played by Jamie Foxx.” Look, a character breakdown and synopsis all in one. I believe that’s the role Joseph Gordon-Levitt was going to play before he had to drop out to focus on his directorial debut, “Don Jon’s Addiction.” No word on who’s playing that role now–or, as mentioned, who Hill will be playing.
The cast of “Django Unchained” also includes Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen.
Hill is already set to co-star with DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street” later this summer. He’s also been cast in “True Story” with James Franco and is doing voice work for “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” He’ll be seen this summer in “The Watch.”