Jonah Hill to Make Directorial Debut With ‘Mid-90s’ Dramedy

Two-time Oscar nominee is teaming up with producers Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and A24

Last Updated: March 30, 2016 @ 7:32 PM

Two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill is set to make his directorial debut with the coming-of-age dramedy “Mid-90s,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Hill is not expected to act in the movie though he did write the script, which follows a group of California teens as they grow up and learn about life, love and everything else adolescence entails.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the project with A24, though there is no start date in place yet. The parties previously collaborated on “Ex Machina.”

It’s unclear if “Mid-90s” is the same project Hill referred to in a June 2013 interview with Bullett, which he said “focuses on what it’s like to work in a field where immaturity is not only allowed, but also encouraged.”

In that same interview, Hill discussed his aspirations to direct, saying “I used to want to be an actor, then a dramatic actor, now a director. But more than anything — more than being a movie star who acts like a rock star — now I just want to be good.”

He has certainly made good on that promise, earning Oscar nominations for his impressive supporting performances in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Moneyball.” He next stars opposite Miles Teller in Todd Phillips‘ “War Dogs,” and lends his voice to Sony’s raunchy animated comedy “Sausage Party,” which hails from his “Superbad” writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Additionally, Hill is set to star in Sony’s “Jump Street/Men in Black” crossover movie, which will be directed by James Bobin. He’s represented by WME, LBI Entertainment and Karl Austen of Jackoway Tyerman.


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