Jonah Hill is sporting some very interesting looks on the set of his new Netflix dark-comedy TV series Maniac. He's been credited for radically changing his body frame for different roles, but he's never looked like this.
Dressed in a tropical print shirt, hand tattoos and braided hair that goes well past his shoulders, the 33-year-old shows how versatile he can be as an actor.
Maniac, also starring Emma Stone, is based on a 2014 Norwegian series created by Espen PA Lervaag and Håkon Bast Mossige.
Check out the trailer for that programme to get a taste of the material Stone and Hill will be working with.
It revolves around the fantasy worlds of two patients inside a mental institute. That would explain why Hill looks drastically different from other pictures taken on the set of the programme, showing him sport a mullet, short shorts and high tennis shorts.
The radical look has some people on social media comparing him to 22-year-old rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer Post Malone.
Why does Jonah Hill look like a 40 year old version of Post Malone? pic.twitter.com/O9cXxYgJaW
- han (@hanxine) September 22, 2017
is jonah hill doing a post malone biopic or something pic.twitter.com/mqXBGr5sLU
- angus vanderslott (@ngusvanderslott) September 22, 2017
Why Jonah Hill look like Post Malone's long lost sister pic.twitter.com/sRZNSfqpm8
- Bambi ✧❝᷀ົཽ≀ˍ̮ ❝᷀ົཽ✧ (@Aoife16xo) September 21, 2017
*listens to Post Malone once*
Jonah Hill: pic.twitter.com/ZVR79DYb7x
- Rap Favorites (@RapFavPosts) September 21, 2017
In the Norwegian series, Maniac is described as: "The story of Espen, a man in his thirties who is loved by everyone. Every day is a party and there's no limit to what he experiences. We meet Espen in various situations where everything is amazing and whatever happens, Espen knows how to handle it.
"It is simply too good to be true. Espen has escaped into his own head and where his life is a fantastic fantasy world. In real life he is a patient at the psychiatric ward. What would you choose if you were in Espen's situation - to be a fantasy hero or an everyday loser?"
It'll be the second time that Hill and Stone have met in a project after first crossing paths on the set of Superbad in 2007. He's come a long way since that role, starring alongside Adam Sandler, Eric Bana, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
He earned a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his role in Moneyball, which was his first big foray into serious movies. His next role will be in Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, where he'll share the camera with Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Jack Black. It's based on the memoir from cartoonist John Callahan, who often dealt with taboo subjects with black humour.
Maniac is still in production but is expected on the streaming service by 2018.
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