Jonah Hill’s résumé which already includes comedy star, Oscar-nominated dramatic actor, writer and producer, is about to get bigger as he is ready to take a seat in the director’s chair.
Hill is billed to direct Mid-90s, a coming-of-age dramedy that he also wrote. Hill has teamed up with power producer Scott Rudin for the project. Rudin will produce with Eli Bush and their frequent collaborators, A24.
The script focuses on a group of California teens who are trying to navigate drinking, drugs, fighting, sex, looking cool and fitting in, and making some really bad choices along the way.
Hill has written before, he co-wrote 21 Jump Street, created the animated series Allen Gregory and worked on screenplays such as The Adventurer’s Handbook, but Mid-90s would be his first directing effort. He will not act in the movie.
Hill is repped by WME, LBI Entertainment and Karl Austen of Jackoway Tyerman.