November 4th, 2010
08:59 AM ET
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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