“Moneyball” proved that there is a place for Jonah Hill in dramatic movies. The success of “21 Jump Street” proves he still is a comedy box office winner. So what’s next? How about a Martin Scorsese movie? Yeah, that works.
Deadline says that Hill will join Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Scorsese’s adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir about his high times and catastrophic fall on Wall Street, thanks to his hard partying lifestyle. Hill would Belfort’s friend who becomes his business partner when “the charismatic stock broker persuades him to quit his job in the furniture business to jump into the lucrative, volatile world of stocks.” Hey, if you’re not looking for stability, that is a plan.
Hill will be seen later this summer in “The Watch,” the new title for the unfortunately timed “Neighborhood Watch.” He’s doing a bit in Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel’s “The End of the World,” then has “The Good Time Gang” with Mark Wahlberg, and “True Story” with James Franco lined up, as well as voice work for “How to Train a Dragon 2.” I believe “Wolf” is set to film in August, so that will probably beat those others to the gate.