Jonah Hill Joins Cast of DJANGO UNCHAINED

Jonah Hill Joins Cast of DJANGO UNCHAINED

As first reported on, Jonah Hill has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film DJANGO UNCHAINED. The film is currently in production and is set to be released in theaters Christmas Day 2012. No details have been revealed as to the character Hill will take on in the story. 

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, the film stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland," an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival.

Hill will soon be seen in the Fox comedy The Watch and is also starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese-directed The Wolf Of Wall Street.