April 26th, 2011
03:24 PM ET
Looks like Johnny Depp is moving back to "21 Jump Street"—the actor is set to make a cameo in the big-screen adaptation of his popular '80s TV series.
As Marquee previously reported, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will headline the movie about cops who go undercover as high school students. According to Entertainment Weekly, Depp—who starred on the Fox series with Holly Robinson Peete, Peter DeLuise and Dustin Nguyen—will also play a small role in the film.
Hill, who co-wrote the script, has long said he wanted Depp to be a part of the movie. "Hopefully, he does it," he said back in November. "It would be awesome if he did it."
Though details of Depp's cameo have yet to be revealed, the actor jokingly came up with a scenario for his character, telling EW last year, “Someone will say, ‘Whatever happened to Tom Hanson?’ and they’ll find me somewhere hoarding jars of peanut butter and shaking in my underpants.”
The "21 Jump Street" movie is set to begin shooting in New Orleans this month.
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