Jonah Hill was once the chubby kid from Superbad, a guise that lead to a number of similar characters and movies - need a larger-than-life comedy relief? Jonah was your man.
But then he realised that actually, he could act, proper, and a transformation took place - he lost weight (OK, that may have been for 21 Jump Street, which wasn’t exactly high art, but still) and flipped his image. Here was slimmed-down Hill, sexy man, Palace clothes-horse.
Since then, there’s been a bit of up-and-down in the dieting and fitness stakes, but his look in an upcoming movie have showcased his final form: Jesus.
The movie, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is based on the memoir of the same name, by quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, and stars Jonah Hill as his sponsor, Donnie. Or, Jesus, as he will come to be known, because look:
Quite the transformation there, Jonah, good work. A little bit of Jesus, a touch of Kurt Cobain, maybe a dash of Tom Petty - it’s a strong look. Check him out in motion in the trailer below:
The movie’s already been nabbing the odd good review, despite the controversy surrounding the casting of able-bodied Phoenix in the role of a character with a disability. The Ruderman Family Foundation, an organisation that aims to combat the lack of disability awareness in society, said of the casting:
“It was a mistake for director Gus Van Sant to cast Joaquin Phoenix in his upcoming biopic about disabled cartoonist John Callahan. The time has come for the entertainment industry to audition and cast actors with disabilities to play leading roles portraying disability.
“As we enter 2018, American society no longer finds it acceptable for white actors to play black, Asian, or Hispanic characters. It is equally unacceptable and offensive for able-bodied actors to be cast inauthentically in the roles of characters with disabilities.”
The film will hit Amazon and select cinemas on 11 May in the US, with a UK release date still up in the air.