Jonah Hill takes on '21 Jump Street'
November 4th, 2010
08:59 AM ET

Jonah Hill takes on '21 Jump Street'

Actor Jonah Hill is no stranger to playing high school students, but now he's getting ready to play a cop masquerading as a high school student in the big-screen version of the 1980s TV hit, "21 Jump Street."

"That should be shooting early next year," 26-year-old Hill, who is also writing the script, tells MTV News. "It will be my next movie. I won't do another movie before that movie as of right now."

The original "21 Jump Street" starred Holly Robinson Peete, Peter DeLuise, Dustin Nguyen, and, of course, Johnny Depp, who shot to superstardom as a baby-faced crime fighter. Hill has written a role for Depp into his script, and he says, "Hopefully, he does it. It would be awesome if he did it."

Though "Superbad" co-star Emma Stone is also rumored to be starring in the movie, Hill isn't revealing the names of the cast members just yet. But, he says, "I think we'll have some cool casting announcements to make very, very soon."


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  1. jaamiasa

    movies

    November 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Trevor

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYuwO5iGVxY&w=640&h=390]

    November 5, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Steven Seagal

    This kid is going to die the fat, funny celebrity death that killed John Belushi, John Candy, Chris Farley and Chris Penn. He gets fatter every time I see him. He's hilarious, but he might want to lay off eating mayo out of the jar.

    November 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Samantha

    I love you, cyberpolice.

    November 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BlogPeopleAreSilly

    Cyberpolice, I am worried you may hurt yourself trying to correct every poorly spelled comment appearing in this blog. Out of concern for your health, I advise that you log off and take a nap. Perhaps when you wake up, you could go look for a job.

    November 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      As hurtful as your comment was, I will commend you on your comment and tell you that you are an internet hero! Plus, this is my job!

      November 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. M. Saunders

    C'mon, Hollywood. Leave the late-80s/early 90s alone already.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cyberpolice

    Oh yeah! Make sure you film it in New York! I'm from Brooklyn, New York and I have seen a lot and done a lot! So please get in contact with me Jonah Hill I have some great ideas and stories! Wink!

    (Side note) Jonah Hill will not read this and he will not "get at you."

    November 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pointless1

    21 jump street? Really? Why not bring back Hogan's Hero's while we are at it...

    November 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Now there's a show I would like to see made in to a movie. I KNOW NUSSSING

      November 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. David Rodgers

    I hope the storyline is something of a passing of the torch idea. It gets real pitiful when some actors can't really get certain established parts right.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Be Quiet

    21 Jump Street? Hopefully Jonah doesn't have to do any "jumping" because I don't think he could.

    Also, shave the double chin hair! It's gross!

    November 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tone

    I liked the show. I have all the shows on dvd and will watch them from time to time. As far as bringing back the original cast, unfortunately I don't think it would work if you put them in their old roles. As cameos, definetely it would bring back the old 21 Jump Street fanbase. P.S: I'm surprised nobody mentioned Steven Williams who played Capt. Adam Fuller.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jenickki

    Not sure if Depp would really be into this. If you follow his carrer, his roles have always had some sort of uniquness to them; or he found a way to create an interesting character when there was nothing to work with. That being said, the people he has acted with have always been of interest to him as well. I could be really wrong when I make this assumption but, I'm not really sure there is much depth to Jonah Hills range. I wish there would be; however, every time this guy shows up in a movie...it's the same character with the same script; just different costuming. Please, show me something else and make me change my opinion.

    I think if you are going to redo this filck. Go find unknows, who need jobs. This is what happened with the original Jump Street. I'm sure there are many actors who would love to do this. Humm? That might be something Depp would jump at.

    Just my thoughts.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Soothseer

    Hopefully this won't be another campy remake of a non-campy hit tv show from the past e.g. Starsky&Hutch, Charlie's Angels, etc.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. CookDuds

    What about $6M woman? Lindsay Wagner be like "M" in 007

    November 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Fish

    I shaved and Ewok once. Wee Man was underneath all that fur!

    November 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  16. The Fish

    I just got off the phone with Johnny Depp. He would like to be the next Six Million Dollar Man!

    November 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mopar626

    Maybe hollywood should just go out of buisness if they cant come up with anything new.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sockness Monster

    Did somebody shave an Ewok ?

    November 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mrs.Hambone

    Isn't it kinda obvious to anyone but me that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are big goofballs? Aren't the majority, if not all, of the movies they're in are super goofy? I don't mean that as a bad thing. I actually like their movies. It's just not Johnny Deeps cup of tea I don't think.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. The Fish

    Steve Austin must battle Bigfoot and the Russian space probe once again! COOL!!!

    November 4, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  21. The Fish

    Screw 21 Jumpstreet! They need to bring back the Six Million Dollar Man (adjusted for inflation ofcourse)!

    November 4, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  22. cheefsfury

    OH WOW WHAT IS THAT TERRIBLE THING ON HIS DOUBLE CHIN

    November 4, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  23. Brandon

    @alltyme....Do you even know what 21 Jump Street was? It wasn't a movie so this isn't a "remake", it was a television show and it was a television show from 25 years ago so unless instead of being students the cops are nursing home patients that won't work.

    November 4, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  24. mejazzbo

    Sounds like fun. Go for it! Hill has to make-up for CYRUS.

    November 4, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  25. Lori

    Why not write a small part for all the original cast ? besides Depp I am sure they could all use the work (although Holly is cohosting The Talk on CBS) - that would be interesting

    November 4, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      Why not write a small part for all the original cast ? Besides Depp, I am sure they could all use the work (although Holly is co-hosting The Talk on CBS).

      November 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Mattycat

    What about Richard Greico? I love that dude. Maybe they'll make a Booker movie. I can dare to dream.

    November 4, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  27. Germaine Kirk

    That's a HOT possibility!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  28. patricia

    21 Jump Street was my favorite show. I remember watching it and right after Alien Nation came on. So I take it Jonah is going to lose weight.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • kkkkkatie

      OMG! I haven't heard Alien Nation mentioned in years!! I doubt there will be a remake of that show. :-)

      November 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mecca

    Someone here said "i hope they bring back the original cast or it won't be as good!"
    how in the hell are they gonna put 40 something year old adults as teenage cops? It just wouldn't work...only actress in hollywood that can play a teen & that is kinda old is maybe drew berrymore with alotta makeup.

    i just hope this movie isn't like miami vice the movie.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      Someone here said "I hope they bring back the original cast or it won't be as good!"
      How in the hell are they going to have forty something year old adults play teenage cops? It just would not work. The only actress in Hollywood that can play a teen that is kind of old is maybe Drew Barrymore with a lot of makeup.

      i just hope this movie isn't like miami vice the movie.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  30. princemellow

    Oh yeah! Make sure u film it in new york! I'm frm bklyn new york n I have seen a lot n done a lot! So get @ me jonah hill I have some great ideas n stories! Wink!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • the floacist

      The show was shot in Vancouver, Canada.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      Oh yeah! Make sure you film it in New York! I'm from Brooklyn, New York and I have seen a lot and done a lot! So please get in contact with me Jonah Hill I have some great ideas and stories! Wink!

      (Side note) Jonah Hill will not read this and he will not "get at you."

      I am sorry for spam!

      November 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. princemellow

    Yes bring bck 21 jump street with the original cast! It will b a # 1 hit!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • cyberpolice

      Yes! Bring back 21 jump street with the original cast! It will be a number one hit!

      November 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. AllTyme

    Coming up next: Clay Aiken is: MacGuyver!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  33. somalie

    Yes! I love that movie. Hope they'll bring all the original casts back or else it wouldn't be as good! Remakes never beat the original just like the karate kid.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  34. Mmiko1977

    I <3 Johnny

    November 4, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  35. Another Lame Movie

    The Hollywood remake continues. I remember when a good original story would spawn a tv show, not the other way around.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • jon

      So Hollywood ran out of good ideas to make movies about so they continue to remake old ones or create film versions of old tv shows. And I heard rain comes from the sky.

      November 4, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  36. Thaddeus

    Damn CNN, no mention of the great Richard Greico?

    November 4, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jenickki

      I was thinking that exact same thing. I think Greico actually got more fame from the series that Depp. I seem to recall a spin off called "Booker" that did quite well. I also have many memories of being subjected to it weekly due to the fact my sister loved this guy. Correction, still loves this guy. (Greico that is)

      November 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  37. meloman

    man i remember that show that would be something to see

    November 4, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  38. shanghi kid

    First!!

    November 4, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |

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