Jonah Hill to play Sidney Korshak, famed Hollywood fixer from Chicago: report

The limited series comes from the writer of “The Departed.”

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Jonah Hill (left) is said to be on board to play lawyer Sidney Korshak in a limited series by “The Departed” writer William Monahan.

Getty Images (Hill); Sun-Times file (Korshak)

Jonah Hill reportedly plans to play Sidney Korshak, the colorful lawyer from Chicago and controversial showbiz fixer, in a limited series.

Deadline reports that Hill is part of a project orchestrated by William Monahan, who won an Oscar for his script for “The Departed.” It would examine the relationship between Korshak and his associate Lew Wasserman, a heavy-hitter talent agent, producer and studio chief who held sway over Hollywood for most of the 20th century.

The production, still untitled, is being shopped to studios and TV outlets, Deadline said.

Believed to have been connected to powerful mob figures, Korshak denied any ties in a 1950 congressional hearing. The California Organized Crime Commission included him in its list of organized-crime players in 1978.

He died in 1996 at his home in Beverly Hills, California, one day after the death of his brother, former Illinois state Sen. Marshall Korshak.

Hill, who made his name as a comedic actor in films including “Superbad” and “Knocked Up,” has expanded into dramatic work in recent years and was Oscar-nominated for his work in “Moneyball” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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