Jonah Hill is currently doing press rounds for the Dreamworks Animation film Megamind, and he’s updated on a few projects he has coming up. The next project Hill will work on is the 21 Jump Street reboot:
“I won’t do another movie before [21 Jump Street] as of right now… I think we’ll have some cool casting announcements to make very, very soon.”
On a related note, Emma Stone was recently offered the lead role in Jump Street. The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) from a script by Hill and Josh Applebaum (Alias). The film looks to start shooting early next year for a March 16, 2012 release date. For more of what Hill had to say, including his involvement in Zoolander 2 and a planned R-rated CGI animated flick with Superbad writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, hit the jump.
Regarding starring in the troubled sequel to 2001’s Zoolander, Hill had this to say:
“I talked with Ben [Stiller] and Justin [Theroux], and they had an idea of who they wanted me to play, and I kind of riffed on that idea and gave them some other ideas. I’d love to be a part of it whenever they get it together.”
That project, not unlike the sequel to the comedy classic Anchorman, has had trouble getting off the ground. Paramount, which owns both properties, has been iffy about greenlighting the budgets for the films given the mediocre box office that both received when they opened in theaters. Of course, all of that changed when they hit DVD and became the source of pretty much every other movie quote out of people’s mouths.
Hill also teased a project that’s in the very early stages of planning. Apparently he, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg have been kicking around the idea of making a CGI-animated film that revolves around a supermarket.
“It’s a 3-D animated movie. Imagine if Shrek was R-rated, a very hard and aggressive R. It takes place in a supermarket. I don’t know if I’m giving away too much, but that’s something we’re working on. It’s pretty hysterical!”
Hill just wrapped shooting on the baseball drama Moneyball with Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and is currently filming The Sitter with Sam Rockwell. Watch the interview MTV conducted with Hill below.