‘21 Jump Street’ remake to feature Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill?

10 Nov

You heard it right, folks. Reports are being leaked that there’s a new 21 Jump Street movie in the works, and that G.I. Joe’s Channing Tatum and Superbad’s Jonah Hill are at the top of the list to star. Deadline.com has released news that Sony Pictures is heavily courting Tatum to star alongside Hill in the remake of the high school cop drama, which Hill has already been working on with fellow actor and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World scribe, Michael Bacall. People close to the project are giving a big thumbs-up to Tatum, whom they say the studio likes because he looks youthful, and he tested well with Hill. The film is set to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys who brought us Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs. No word yet if the film is going to be a straight up comedy, but with Hill’s hands all over it, we can’t imagine this tackling the serious issues of teen angst/crime that the original television series covered.

Now, the coverage of this story over on MTV.com is heavy on Johnny Depp cameo rumors, with Hill and Depp themselves being a bit cagey on the subject, with Depp commenting, “If we find the right thing to do, it could be very funny.” Would Depp reprise the role that jump-started his career, or will he just stop by to say ‘hi,’ well that’s anyone’s guess, but if Depp can be trusted, it looks pretty promising. Now the only question that remains is who’s going to sing the theme song?


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