Cyrus is the newest film that features Jonah Hill, and in no way is it affiliated with Judd Apatow. Unfortunately, this is pretty much the only thing surprising or interesting about the whole movie.
In Cyrus, Jonah Hill plays the title character, a 21-year-old man-child who shares an unconventionally close relationship with his mother (Marissa Tomei) and wants nothing more than to make her new boyfriend's (John C. Reilly) life a living hell. We usually associate Hill with comedic roles, playing lovable schlubs in movies like Get Him to the Greek and Superbad, but Cyrus called for the star to act aggressive, unhappy and downright pathological. Even though it was a big leap from his former roles, Hill stepped up and nailed the dramatic character, and now we're excited for the possibility of seeing more of his range. During a press junket, we sat down with the funnyman and discussed the film, his acting method, and his upcoming projects. Below are the highlights.