Jonah Hill has come an awful long way since his breakout comedy performance in 2007’s Superbad. Since then, he’s flexed his dramatic chops opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball – earning an Oscar nomination in the process – and proved a creative pillar in Sony’s lucrative Jump Street franchise, to name but two.
Fast forward to 2016, and The Hollywood Reporter has revealed today that Hill is primed to make his directorial debut with Mid-90s, a coming-of-age, nostalgic tale centering on a group of Californian teenagers. Coming to terms with your standard set of adolescent teething problems – drink, drugs, sex, fights, skateboarding – Hill’s feature will chart a journey of growing up and, ultimately, trying to fit in.
In stepping behind the camera, the writer-director has sought the producing help of Scott Rudin, who worked with Hill across both Moneyball and I Heart Huckabees. Eli Bush is also attached, with financial support arriving by way of frequent collaborators, A24. For Hill, the buck stops at writing and directing Mid-90s, with THR confirming that he has no plans to star in the picture.
It’s another addition to an increasingly busy schedule for the actor, writer, producer and now director. Later this year, we’ll see Jonah Hill ship off to the frontlines for Todd Phillips dramedy War Dogs, while a minor role in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ensemble comedy Sausage Party is also on the horizon. As for Mid-90s, there’s currently no mention of a cast or release timeline, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter