December 2nd, 2010
11:30 AM ET
It's official – Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are heading to "21 Jump Street."
Columbia Pictures confirms that the actors will both executive produce and star in a big-screen adaptation of the hit '80s cop series, reports Deadline.com.
"Jonah helped create a smart and funny vehicle that is tailor-made for him and Channing," Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad says of Hill, who wrote the film's script. "They are a perfect duo for this film... We love how this movie has come together and are very excited to begin production this spring."
While hunky Johnny Depp, 47, and chunky Peter DeLuise, 44, played two of the cops who go undercover as high school students on the "21 Jump Street" series, the Hollywood Reporter says that Tatum, 30, and Hill, 26, will not be taking over their roles but will be portraying completely new characters.
That's not to say Depp won't turn up in the movie. Hill has said he's written a part for the actor in his script.
"Hopefully, he does it," says Hill. "It would be awesome if he did it."
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