Straight out of the "Huh?" file comes EW.com's report that Superbad star Jonah Hill is in talks to write and possibly star in a big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street, the undercover narc TV drama that launched the career of Johnny Depp and helped put Fox's network on the map in the late '80s.
The involvement of funnyman Hill strongly suggests that producers are going for the ironic/self-aware vibe that's become all the rage with big screen send-ups of popular '70s and '80s TV shows. If that's indeed the case, Hill's first order of business should be a required viewing of the ill-conceived Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson Starsky & Hutch flick, followed immediately by 2005's disastrous Dukes of Hazzard, so that he may learn what pitfalls to avoid.
Source: EW.com Posted 05.14.08 by reelz
Super-director/producer Judd Apatow has declared his newest muse: Jonah Hill, the rotund sidekick with bit parts in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.
Apatow, who is known for his allegiance to his actors, produced the upcoming comedy Superbad, in which Hill costars with Michael Cera (Arrested Development). Hill wrote two upcoming comedies--Middle Child and Pure Imagination, which Apatow will produce. Hill stars in the latter as a guy who conjures an imaginary girlfriend.
For more details, visit MTV.com. Posted 07.10.07 by reelz
Such is the excitement over the upcoming Watchmen movie that even the most minute details of the highly-anticipated adaptation of Alan Moore's acclaimed graphic novel are being furiously scrutinized by fanboys everywhere.
Take the case of Jonah Hill. The star of Superbad recently became the subject of widespread internet speculation that he'd been cast in the role of Seymour, the assistant to newspaper editor Hector Godrey. (For those unfamiliar with the source material, the role ranks somewhere between "man on bus" and "girlfriend #2" in terms of importance. But hey -- this is Watchmen we're talking about.)
Thankfully, the intrepid folks at MTV Movies went to the source to find out the truth and put an end to the hearsay. In an interview to promote Superbad, Hill himself quashed the rumor, claiming that he'd never even been approached for the role. Case closed, right? We'll see. Let's not forget that Shia LaBeouf repeatedly said the same thing regarding Indy 4, and now he's in New Haven riding motorcycles with Harrison Ford. Allegedly. Posted 07.06.07 by reelz