Jonah Hill Teases Mental Health Doc “Stutz” & Announces a Break From Promoting His Films

Jonah Hill at the A24 'Mid90s
Jonah Hill at the A24 'Mid90s" film presentation in 2018. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Deadline/Shutterstock (10010313d)

Many celebrities are stepping away from the limelight to focus on their mental health and Jonah Hill is the latest to join the pack. The two-time Oscar nominee announced he’s taking a break from promoting his projects, starting with the premiere of his upcoming mental health documentary Stutz.

Stutz marks Hill’s second feature directorial effort, following the 2018 comedy Mid90s, and it will show him having frank conversations with his therapist about his struggles with mental health and ongoing anxiety attacks that have followed him for the past 20 years.

Stutz is expected to show at fall film festivals and Hill is hoping it will help those struggling with the same issues, but he’ll let the work speak for itself and won’t promote it any further.

“You won’t see me out there promoting this film, or any of my upcoming films, while I take this important step to protect myself. If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn’t be acting true to myself or to the film,” wrote Hill in a lengthy statement.

Hill most recently starred in Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated film Don’t Look Up, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep. We’ll next see him in Kenya Barris’ romantic comedy You People, set to premiere later this year.