Jonah Hill Feldstein is an American actor, director, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. Born on December 20, 1983, this 35-year-old began to write his own plays from college, and soon gathered a fan following. Among the people who enjoyed his creativity were the children of Dustin Hoffman, Rebecca, and Jake. They introduced Hill to the veteran actor who asked him to audition for ‘I Heart Huckabees’. This became Hill’s film debut. He also had minor roles in films like ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ and ‘Grandma’s Boy’.
However, Hill’s first leading role came in the comedy movie ‘Superbad‘ where he starred alongside Michael Cera. This film launched Hill’s career, and he went on to act in several notable films like ‘Get Him to the Greek’, ’21 Jump Street’ where he also contributed as a screenwriter, ’22 Jump Street’, ‘Moneyball‘, ‘War Dogs’, ‘Django Unchained‘ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘. Notably, for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, which earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, Hill charged the minimum SAG wage of $60,000. He later said in an interview that this was because he “would have done anything in the world” to be part of a movie directed by Martin Scorsese. He also appeared in notable films like the Coen brothers directed ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Gus Van Sant movie ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’. Hill also appeared in the notable Netflix show ‘Maniac‘.
Jonah Hill is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can be classified into the category of Jack of all trades. He’s not only a versatile actor but also a comedian, a producer, and a screenwriter. Of many of his striking features, I think it’s his dedication and willingness to get out of the comfort zone that earned him a spot on Forbes magazine. To see what I am talking about check out our list of best Jonah Hill movies (click here). His performances always leave you craving for more. With such an impressive repertoire, fans must be wondering what Hill has planned for himself in the future.
The question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jonah Hill movie? Well, you are in the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming Jonah Hill films scheduled to release in the near future. We can only hope that the new Jonah Hill performances would be as good as some of his recent ones.
The Beach Bum (2019)
‘The Beach Bum’ is an American comedy film that came out in theaters on March 29, 2019. The movie is the latest presentation of trash culture by Harmony Korine, who can only be described as a provocateur of said culture. The story follows a resident poet laureate and stoner Moondog, played by Matthew McConaughey, who gathers quite a following around the Florida Keys. He has a millionaire wife, Minnie, played by Isla Fisher, who enjoys the Bohemian lifestyle. She, in turn, takes Snoop Dogg’s character for a lover.
As it must be pretty evident by now, anything goes in this movie, and that is personified by the laidback character of Moondog himself. The character of Moondog also seems like an extension of McConaughey’s own persona, someone who is easygoing and tunes out most of the world, to carve out a niche and following for himself.
Obviously, the role does not feel much like work for McConaughey and he delivers an extremely natural performance. While McConaughey brings a degree of commitment and fineness to the role, the premise of the film is another stoner movie with the cliches that accompany the culture. Amidst all this, Jonah Hill stars as a literary agent and it is unsurprising that Hill delivers a fantastic performance. To jog your memory about his career, Hill has done his share of stoner comedies and ‘The Beach Bum’ is a movie that he handles very adequately.
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Good Boys (2019)
2019 has been marked with a slew of great films, and some of them have been comedies. If we look at films like Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart‘, we understand that it is not easy to make a good comedy about young people. However, this is exactly what ‘Good Boys‘ does.
The R-rated comedy became an instant hit when it released on August 16, 2019. We follow a group of boys who fall into trouble when the drone they were flying meets with an accident. The plan is to replace the drone and not get caught. However, things rarely turn out to be as simple as they appear and the boys find themselves carrying stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls while trying to set things straight.
They try to work together to make it back to the party and almost end their own friendships under strained conditions. However, the boys pull through, and their mission, much like the movie, is a success. Jonah Hill is on board as an executive producer and there are no doubts that the comedic elements of the movie have benefited from his input and expertise.
Richard Jewell (2019)
As far as the film’s plot is concerned,’Richard Jewell’ is centered around the real-life story of Richard Jewell, a security guard, who was the first to report on the knapsack bomb that was there at the 1996 Summer Games, that is, the Atlanta Olympics. He also helped clear the bystanders, but his heroism was not lauded. Instead, he was not only vilified but also considered to be a suspect involved in a terrorist plot. He was cleared from the list in three months’ time, and Jewell died at the age of 44 in 2007, of a heart attack.
In the film, Jonah Hill was supposed to play the titular protagonist Richard Jewell. However, the part was ultimately essayed by Paul Walter Hauser. Hill had been attached to this project since 2014 and is a co-producer with Leonardo DiCaprio. The film released on December 13, 2019.
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