While many of us have been obsessing over Jonah Hill and his solid streetwear game, sporting tye-die one day and Palace sweaters the next, his on-point style isn’t the reason most of us grew to love him in the first place. No, the credit for that goes to Knocked Up, Superbad, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, three Jonah Hill movies that, within the space of a year, projected him into theaters around the globe and made him a star.
Since then, Hill’s career has gone from strength to strength. With a couple of Oscar nominations under his belt — including a scene-stealing supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street — around 60 acting credits to his name, and his directorial debut, Mid90s, around the corner, he has progressed from comic relief to real Hollywood contender.
To keep track of all of Jonah Hill’s upcoming movies and TV shows, we’ve put them all in a convenient little list, so you don’t miss out. Enjoy!
The Beach Bum
Directed by: Harmony Korine
Co-starring: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Isla Fisher
Release date: March 22, 2019
What’s it about? Hill plays a character called Lewis in The Beach Bum, a movie about a rebellious stoner from Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine. Little is known about the plot as yet, but if it lives up to Korine’s previous projects, including cult curios Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy, we’re in for a treat.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Directed by: Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum
Co-starring: Margot Robbie, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks
Release date: February 8, 2019
What’s it about? The fourth LEGO film in the franchise and the follow-up to 2014’s The Lego Movie, here we’ll embark on an intergalactic, fight-filled adventure that sees Emmet, aka “the Special,” traveling through space to rescue his friends and his hometown Bricksburg, which has become an apocalyptic DUPLO-filled wasteland. Hill voices a blocky take on DC Comics hero the Green Lantern.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Co-starring: Cate Blanchett, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington
Release date: March 1, 2019
What’s it about? Part of the popular How to Train Your Dragon series, The Hidden World is the third and final installment in the franchise. Here we’ll see Hill reprising his role of Snotlout Jorgenson in a film that follows Hiccup and dragon Toothless to (yep, you guessed it) the hidden world.
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Co-starring: Emma Stone, Billy Magnussen, Sonoya Mizuno
Release date: September 21, 2018
What’s it about? From the mind of novelist Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Fukunaga (who shot the first season of True Detective, Beasts of No Nation, and co-wrote 2017’s It reboot), Maniacsees Hill’s character Owen Milgrim and Emma Stone’s Annie Landsberg participating in a medical trial that doesn’t go as planned. TV series Maniac arrives on Netflix next month.
The Ballard of Richard Jewell
Directed by: Ezra Edelman
Co-starring: Hill is the only star attached to the project so far
Release date: TBC
What’s it about? The movie will tell the tale of Richard Jewell, a security guard who saved thousands of lives when a bomb filled with nails and screws exploded at the 1996 Olympics. The press, however, portrayed him as a terrorist. The true story will be directed by Ezra Edelman, best known for last year’s O.J.: Made in America.
Directed by: Jonah Hill
Starring: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
Release date: October 19, 2018
What’s it about? Set in Los Angeles, Hill’s nostalgic directorial debut follows 13-year-old Stevie, a budding skater who spends his summer navigating the trials of his crappy home life and fun with the new pals he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. The trailer (above) is full of references to the era, all of which we’ve broken down here.
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