Jonah Hill to Star in Diamond District Drama “Uncut Gems” as A24 Unveils Trailer for Robert Pattinson’s “Good Time” (Video)


Jonah Hill Uncut GemsGetty Images

Two-time Oscar nominee has signed on to star in , the next film from indie filmmakers and , it was announced Tuesday by A24, which just acquired the project after working with the Safdies on the Cannes-bound thriller .

The Safdie siblings will direct from a script they co-wrote with . Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will produce with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson from Elara Pictures, while Hill’s Wolf of Wall Street collaborators Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will serve as executive producers. A24 will handle worldwide rights.

Hill will play Howard Ratner in Uncut Gems, which will be an original story set in the unscrupulous, fast-paced world of New York City’s Diamond District.

The A24 team will be in Cannes this week with the Safdies’ New York-set crime thriller Good Time starring Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi. The distributor just released a trailer for the film (watch it below — it looks great!), which will premiere in competition at Cannes before A24 sends it to theaters on Aug. 11. Like Uncut Gems, it was produced by Elara Pictures, the company comprised of Bear-McClard, Boyson and the Safdie brothers.

Hill just wrapped Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot with Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, and he’s gearing up to star in the  series Maniac with Emma Stone. He’s also prepping his own directorial debut, Mid ’90s, which is set up at — you guessed it! — A24, with Rudin and Bush producing.

Like the Safdies, Hill is represented by , and he’s also managed by . Deadline broke the news of his .

  | Editor in Chief

Leave A Reply