Hollywood may have finally found the one man who can fill Johnny Depp's shoes – at least as far as "21 Jump Street" is concerned. Actor Channing Tatum is reportedly ready to take the lead in the big-screen adaptation of Depp's popular '80s cop show.
According to Deadline.com, the producers of the "21 Jump Street" movie say that 30-year-old Tatum, who co-starred with Depp in 2009's "Public Enemies," possesses exactly the right youthful good looks to make him believable as a cop who goes undercover as a high school student.
Sony Pictures, which is behind the "21 Jump Street" reboot, also believes that Tatum plays well opposite comic actor Jonah Hill, who is both writing and starring in the film.
As Marquee previously reported, Hill, 26, is hoping that Depp, 47, will honor the show that made him a megastar by appearing in the movie, and he's even written the quirky actor into the script.
"Hopefully, he does it," says Hill. "It would be awesome if he did it."
The "21 Jump Street" movie is expected to begin production in the spring.
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What is this FA GG OT gonna do give all the male cast members C*CK S*CKINGS?
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Heck, why not just get the real deal? A little makeup, shoot. Johnny can still do "young" even better than some "young" stars. If not, what about Zach Ephron? He has that impish look to him.
*Efron... pardon moi...
Stop with the comparisons to Depp. This movie is not trying to replace Depp it is retooling it for a different generation. Its called progress, you don't have to like it but you do have to get out of its way.
Who cares. Get a life and a job
"peculiar gtesure"??? HELLO! He's rubbing his arm which he probably hurt during the fall! DUH!
I guess if channing tatum was such a bad actor he wouldn't be in the movies he did star in. Heath Ledger is DEADM steven segal is washed up. Topher Grace could never pass as a cop. Tatum is a great choice.
I agree completely!!
i am a huge 21 jump street fan. yall are putting johnny depp up on a pedestal. nobody is that perfect. though he was my favorite on the show. channing tatum is a good actor too. give him a chance. he might surprise you. he does have a baby face.
So of course he's not Depp...that's why it's a remake. He's very attractive and have enjoyed his acting in every movie he's been in. Will it be the same as the original? Of course not. But it will be good in it's own way . Seems it's the sane group of ppl that always writes negative comments on these things.
**Same not sane...
Yes, when there is news. My favorite aotcrs tend to keep a low profile, but when there is news, I'm on it like a piranha. As far as supporting them, the (very) low end of the usual stuff. I watch all the movies I can containing them, and take ribbings from my family because all of my favorite aotcrs are old enough to be my father/grandfather. I can't even count the number of times that I've been picked at by my brother for watching Johnny Depp movies (over, and over, and over).Edit: Gail M, what does that even mean?References :
Heath Ledger?! Orlando Bloom?! Heath was too old and Orlando is too old. Why are people so stupid. Find a young guy, early 20s who also looks younger. Find a Topher Grace type of person, he looked young in That's 70s Show. Even that's pushing it since males change so much from highschool to post college.
WHAT?! He would never pass for a highschooler unless all the teachers were blind! He is only youthful enough to maybe pass for a junior/senior college student. Ridiculous!
He is one heck of a good looking man..more of a mark wahlberg than johnny depp though..Quirky young would be Rob Patterson..
I couldve seen Heath Ledger playing the part. RIP. So much talent gonne too soon.
OMG! This guy is the worst actor! How can they get this guy to replace Johnny Depp???!!! I loved 21 Jump Steet.I assume the people who cast the part has never seen the show-So who will they cast next? Ashton Kutcher?
Any votes for Orlando Bloom?
Ralph Maccio isn't available?
um i think he will be great for the part idk y some of this people are hating on him i mean let him do his thing and the money he gets in return will be the judge of how he did gosh!!!!
No one is like DEPP.
he is so handsome and beautiful BUT not beautiful enough . NOT handsome enough. he can not be JOHNNY DEPP, NOONE can be johnny depp. JOHNNY DEPP is so much more .he is so much more beautiful, amazingly good looking in 21jump street, in every movie. so much talented even in 21 jump street.( this is just about his looks. and we are talking about it physicually. I think tatum is better than OTHERS). I know a lot of people know that johnny has a gold soul. and this is a reason that they can t stand other guy. but we are talking about the best face that they think is better for remove for depps face. (I loved tatum in dear john. this is the only reason I think he is good)
I don't see him playn johnny depp @ the cast of 21 jump street was young maybe he can play the otha guy but not johnny..maybe hayden christenson or
Ohhhhhh hell no!!! I'm sorry there is no one who can even come close to portraying Johnny Depp's character. I hope this does not happen, it will be an injustice to 21 Jumpstreet...leave it alone!!!
He is far too old for the part. I cannot see him passing for a teenager.
NO NO NO NO!!!! That is such an insult to Johnny Depp! Channing Tatum is a terrible "actor"... UGH! Just leave that amazing show ALONE!
Why pick the world's leading d0ucheb@g to do this?
Like Judy Garland, Marvin Gaye, Sanatra, Babara and Liza with Z...somethings should not be messed with. This will be a flop! And he is not even cross over attractive like Depp! Black women who can't get enough of Depp.
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