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Despite being just six months from release, Quentin Tarantino is apparently still casting roles for his latest film 'Django Unchained.' On Friday, it was reported that Jonah Hill ('21 Jump Street') had been brought aboard. Hill was evidently being considered for a part in the film early into production, but had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. Now that he's a bit more free, he is apparently being cast in a different role from the one for which he was initially considered. No details as to his new character have been revealed at this time.
I am not surprised to see Tarantino cast an unlikely actor into his film, he's been surprising us all with his cast rosters for years. What does give me pause here is that it's not often you hear about a film that continues to add new names to the project six months from release, and after the trailer has been cut. Frankly, I was a little concerned to hear that QT was still filming scenes in New Orleans when the trailer came out, but now it seems he's still recruiting? My thought is that maybe Hill's part is quite small and will require little of his time to film. Hill will also be appearing in Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen's 'The End of the World,' which is also filming in New Orleans as we speak. Perhaps Tarantino just grabbed Hill when he was at lunch and had him do a quick scene. I don't dislike Hill, but it's clear he needs the right director and the right project to be effective; 'Moneyball' and '21 Jump Street' serving as evidence. I'm sure Tarantino will be able to mine something fantastic from him, I just hope the movie doesn't end up delayed with all this eleventh hour cast shuffling.
What do you guys think? Will Jonah Hill fit well into this film? Does this increase or diminish your desire to see it?