Everyone's babysat before. Some people are good at it; some people are spectacularly atrocious. That's where "The Sitter" comes in.
The comedy, starring Jonah Hill as the world's worst sitter, comes out today (December 9), and to celebrate, we spoke with the actor during MTV First: "The Sitter" about all things babysitting and life-related, such as the first R-rated film that ever changed his life or the strangest thing a girl's ever done to get his attention.
First off: his relationship with kids. In "The Sitter," he's not the best or most responsible babysitter, so we wanted to know if it carried over to real life. "I actually love kids," he said. "I'm great with them in real life."
We've been talking with Jonah Hill for a little while about "The Sitter," but can you blame us? The new movie, which comes out Friday (December 9), looks like a pretty fun romp through the tried-and-true babysitter comedy genre. It's just a tad dirtier than the usual "Mr. Nanny" or "The Pacifier" fare, appropriate for Hill's decidedly NSFW comedy sensibilities.
During last month's MTV First with the "Sitter" star, we asked Hill why he took the role.
"The whole idea of this movie is, you know those crappy movies when they're like 'Oh, you don't want this guy watching your kids,' and they're the lamest movie ever?" he said. "This is the movie where, you really don't want this guy watching your kids because they might, like, die or some crazy stuff."
There's nothing like the threat of death to make sure a kid eats his vegetables, right? We then asked how he would handle babysitting celebrity children, who are probably a bit harder to handle than the usual spawn. Here's what he had to say...
"Do you like to smell pretty?" Never before have such innocent words held such horrible meaning, as Jonah Hill found out firsthand during the filming of "The Sitter."
In an exclusive clip that debuted during "MTV First: 'The Sitter'" earlier this evening, Hill's "Sitter" character Noah Jaybird finds himself taking care of a cute little angel who's secretly anything but. Her first course of action towards her new babysitter: spray a straight stream of perfume directly into his mouth, not once, but twice. Needless to say, the prank does not go over well.
It's show time, folks! All week long we've been hyping up "MTV First: 'The Sitter'" with Jonah Hill, and now, the big night is finally here. At 7:56 PM EST, Jonah will be joining host Josh Horowitz on MTV to premiere an exclusive new clip from "The Sitter," his babysitting-gone-wrong comedy heading into theaters on December 9. Immediately after the clip has aired, Josh and Jonah are taking the conversation online at MTV.com for a 30-minute Q&A, where the "Moneyball" and "21 Jump Street" actor will answer our questions and yours. Plus, they'll debut a second exclusive clip. Good times for everyone!
So what are you waiting for? Click play on the video below and tune in for our exclusive sit-down with Jonah Hill!
Need a sitter? Look no further than comedian turned childcare expert Jonah Hill, who's about to sit down with us for an exclusive chat during "MTV First: The Sitter."
On Thursday (November 10) at 7:56 PM ET, Hill and MTV News' very own Josh Horowitz will hit the airwaves and debut a brand new, never-before-seen clip from "The Sitter," Hill's upcoming raunchy comedy about a reluctant babysitter thrown into the middle of a very, very bad night. After debuting the clip, Hill and Horowitz will continue their conversation online at MTV.com for a 30-minute chat about all things Jonah, including his upcoming "21 Jump Street" remake.
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Is Jonah Hill someone you'd trust to watch your children? After watching the red-band trailer for "The Sitter" that hit the web today, we're hoping that answer is a big N-O.
Hill is in all his pre-weight loss comedic glory in this trailer that has a bit of his "Superbad"-vibe going on. Hill plays an average joe with a certain, um, capability that makes him hot with the ladies. His mom convinces him to babysit as a chance to earn some cash, and what should have been an easy night in turns into much more. Somehow guns, drug dealers and car accidents come into the mix, along with some Sam Rockwell and Ari Graynor action. Can we complain? Absolutely not.
Check out the trailer past the jump, but be warned, it is VERY unsafe for work!
The new year is here, and with it a time for reflection on the past year and things we resolve to do better in the coming 365 days. The New York Times talked to some studio executives last week about whether Hollywood had learned its lessons from the flops in 2010 and was going to lead us into a great year for movies in 2011. Amy Pascal, Sony's co-chairwoman shared: "We think the future is about filmmakers with original voices. Original is good, and good is commercial."
Original voices maybe, but original film stories not so much. Despite the fact that some of this year's most-loved films were new ideas ("Black Swan," "Despicable Me" and "Inception"), the biggest moneymakers followed the too-familiar trend of sequels, reboots and remakes ("Toy Story 3," "Iron Man 2" and "Alice in Wonderland"). And while studio execs might be professing that change is in the air for 2011, looking at a list of next year's films shows a whole lot of the same.
Here's a breakdown: Of the 93 films hitting theaters next year, 29 are original; 28 are either adaptations or based on true events (but not twisted into thrillers like "Apollo 18" and "The Rite"); 34 are either reboots, remakes or sequels; and two are documentaries (hi there, "African Cats" and "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"). After the jump we'll take a look at them and see if studios really have learned lessons from 2010's biggest flops. Read More...
Jonah Hill is a busy dude these days. In addition to promoting the animated superhero flick "Megamind" (in theaters Friday) and filming the "Adventures in Babysitting"-meets-"Pineapple Express" R-rated comedy "The Sitter," the funnyman's cinematic plate is piled high with a strange melange of upcoming projects: a comedic contemporary take on the '80s cop show "21 Jump Street," a potential role as a villain in the eagerly anticipated male-supermodel sequel "Zoolander 2" and an R-rated animated flick titled "Sausage Party."
MTV News visited Hill on the set of "The Sitter" to get an update on that exceedingly full dance card of his, and he did not disappoint. "That should be shooting early next year," Hill said of "21 Jump," which will see him act as star, co-writer and producer. "It will be my next movie. I won't do another movie before that movie as of right now." Of course, we had to ask the question on everyone's mind: Is Johnny Depp on board to reprise his role as Tom Hanson? "Hopefully, he does it. It would be awesome if he did it," Hill said, before jokingly directing a message directly at Depp. "Just do it, dude. Don't be an a--hole. Just be in the movie." Read More...
Just try to accept that Jonah Hill is this generation's Elizabeth Shue. I guess that should have him co-starring with Jaden Smith in this summer's "Karate Kid" redo. But that is not the case, nor is he likely to be splashing under waterfalls in the Caribbean with Taylor Lautner (today's Tom Cruise, I've been told) for a modern day "Cocktail." What Hill is doing is taking Shue's role in a semi-remake of "Adventures in Babysitting."
According to The Hollywood Reporter Hill will star as the title character in "The Sitter," an unofficial update of the 1987 comedy which gave the world its introduction to future "Rent" lead Anthony Rapp, a taste of what The Mighty Thor might look like on the big screen (as played by Vincent D'Onofrio) and the first of two Keith Coogan movies with babysitter-related titles. Oh, and it's the movie that inspired many drunken pleas for friends to stay out at the bar by utterance of the memorable line, "nobody leaves this place without singing the blues." Read More...