November 10th, 2010
05:52 PM ET
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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