People are stunned at how much weight Jonah Hill has lost for new Netflix show
Many of us have a certain image in mind when we think of Jonah Hill.
It could be how most of the world first saw him, starring in the hit teen comedy Superbad, all the way back in 2007. (Can you believe it's been over a decade?)
Or maybe you're thinking of his Oscar-nominated role in Moneyball back in 2011.
But, despite the image of the actor we have ingrained into our heads, he's looking a lot different nowadays.
When 21 Jump Street came around, the actor had already slimmed down considerably, but he got a little tough love from his co-star that set him on the path to extreme fitness. On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hill said he asked Channing Tatum, "If I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?" Tatum replied, "Yes, you dumb motherf****er, of course you will. It's the simplest thing in the entire world."
Then Hill started using Instagram, where he documented the making of his new film, 'Mid 90's.' We started to see more of his 2018 look, which was far skinnier than most viewers were used to.
In addition writing and directing that film, he's got more acting projects on the way - including one with Superbad co-star Emma Stone. The two will reunite for a new Netflix show called Maniac, which is set to be released on September 21.
The series will be ten episodes long, and directed by Cary Fukunaga - best known as the man behind the first season of True Detective. You can watch the trailer below:
This teaser trailer is admittedly more the stranger side of things, but that's not what has people talking - and it's not the fact that he's reuniting with Emma Stone, either. For those that haven't been paying attention to his social media or more recent output, he looks like a completely different person.
A synopsis of the new Netflix show reads:
"Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons.
“Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia.
"Neither of their lives has turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and 10 other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.”
We can see how it all turns out in September.