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."
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.
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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!
C'mon, Hollywood. Leave the late-80s/early 90s alone already.
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."
21 jump street? Really? Why not bring back Hogan's Hero's while we are at it...
Now there's a show I would like to see made in to a movie. I KNOW NUSSSING
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.
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!
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.
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.
We're talking about a simple cameo here, not a starring role. He already said in interviews he'd love to do it.
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.
What about $6M woman? Lindsay Wagner be like "M" in 007
I shaved and Ewok once. Wee Man was underneath all that fur!
"I shaved and Ewok once" does not compute
I just got off the phone with Johnny Depp. He would like to be the next Six Million Dollar Man!
Maybe hollywood should just go out of buisness if they cant come up with anything new.
Did somebody shave an Ewok ?
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.
Johnny Depp said he'd love to do a cameo.
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Screw 21 Jumpstreet! They need to bring back the Six Million Dollar Man (adjusted for inflation ofcourse)!
OH WOW WHAT IS THAT TERRIBLE THING ON HIS DOUBLE CHIN
Please just stop posting on here.
@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.
Please use the "reply" button when replying to someone.
Sounds like fun. Go for it! Hill has to make-up for CYRUS.
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
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).
What about Richard Greico? I love that dude. Maybe they'll make a Booker movie. I can dare to dream.
That's a HOT possibility!!
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.
OMG! I haven't heard Alien Nation mentioned in years!! I doubt there will be a remake of that show. :-)
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.
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.
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!
The show was shot in Vancouver, Canada.
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Yes bring bck 21 jump street with the original cast! It will b a # 1 hit!
Yes! Bring back 21 jump street with the original cast! It will be a number one hit!
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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.
Remakes never beat the original, just like the karate kid.
I <3 Johnny
Does not compute.
The Hollywood remake continues. I remember when a good original story would spawn a tv show, not the other way around.
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.
Damn CNN, no mention of the great Richard Greico?
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)
man i remember that show that would be something to see
Man I remember that show. That would be something to see.
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