January 18th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
Expect plenty of drama — of the high school kind — when the "21 Jump Street" movie hits the big screen. Actor Jonah Hill, who scripted and will star in the revamp of the popular '80s TV series that starred Johnny Depp, says his cops won't necessarily be on their best behavior when they go undercover as students.
"They get caught up in the high school-ness as opposed to the police work," Hill, 27, tells MTV News. "And whenever they get too caught up in the high school drama, police work comes in. And whenever they get too caught up in the police work, high school drama comes in."
"21 Jump Street" is set to begin shooting in New Orleans on April 11, and co-star Channing Tatum is currently the only other actor on board.
"It was really important to get the main two characters together, and then now we gotta fill out the rest of the cast," says Hill, who is hoping Depp will make a cameo.
For his part, Depp definitely seems game: "I'm in," he told MTV in December.
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