With a release date scheduled for Christmas Day this year as well as filming having begun well over six months ago, it's surprising to hear casting is still going on for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
Deadline reports funnyman / dramatic actor Jonah Hill (Moneyball, 21 Jump Street) has joined the film in an unspecified role. If you recall, Hill was originally up for the role of Scotty Harmony, the kid who loses freed slave Django's wife, Broomhilda, to the both evil and charming plantation owner, Calvin Candie.
Django Unchained tells the story of a slave-turned-bounty hunter, Django (Jamie Foxx) who - with the help of a former dentist, Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) - goes on the hunt to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from the aforementioned evil plantation owner (to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio).
Hill has been on quite the roll since scoring an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in last year's Moneyball. 21 Jump Street (which he both starred in and co-wrote) was a hit earlier this year, grossing more than $100 million, while he also recently joined the cast of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf on Wall Street, with DiCaprio as well. He also has the alien invasion comedy, The Watch, coming out next month with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.
More news on the film as it becomes available.