EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company has set Jonah Hill to play a role in Django Unchained, which is in production. I’m trying to find out who he’ll be playing, but am told it won’t be 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.
Hill was eyed for the role early on, but had to turn it down because his schedule was so busy. He’s back in another role. Hill, repped by WME and Karl Austen, will next be seen in the Fox comedy The Watch and is also starring opposite DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese-directed The Wolf Of Wall Street.