December 2nd, 2010
11:30 AM ET
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum to star in '21 Jump Street'
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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Wow the maturity level of these comments are absurd ... There are times when original ideas are called for like A beautiful mind or Pans Labyrinth and then theres just good old fashion mindless entertainment movies....like ANY Naked Gun or any love story from the creation of motion pictures.....Jonah is good at what he does (playing the heavy clumsy sidekick) and Channing Tatum is just eye candy and he's decent. I hope its another superbad quality cuz that would be awesome!
MMMM...Jonah is so tasteee looking I hope he lets me SVCK his FAT POLE!!
Wow...someone angry about still being in teh closet sure is having fun w/ the comments. Sheesh.
I bet Fatboy likes his beard all greased up and sticky with manChowder.
Those two look like a couple of QU EERS about to dive into a buttReaming marathon.
FatBoy seems to think that scruffy chin hair makes him not look like the fat basturd he is. Lose some weight you FatPHUCKER.
Looks like just another pile of HOTSHYT being served up to you SHYTHEADS. These guys look like a couple of F AGG OTs. What they gonna do play with each other goobers then perform the ole Mouth Organ.
PITIFUL and dumb.
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What is wrong with this generation, that it has completely lost the ability to create? Almost every movie, television show and song is a remake or sample of somthing that was created orginally years and somethines years and years before them. Are they that lazy that they refuse to think and create? Just leave "21 Jump Street" alone and go into a dark corner and meditate on something new, crisp and original and then may be you won't receive as many negative commitments. If these reactions are any indication of how people will respond to the movie, I think maybe you should rethink this project all together.
Jonah was good in Superbad. That was it. He's getting WAY too much recognition for his pi$$y acting. Plays a fat, stoned slob quite well.
Are they going to turn it into another parody, like Starsky and Hutch? Why don't they do a movie about aliens who invade Earth, taking the form of a neckbeard?
i agree holyjeezus....can we get an original idea out there i am sure there are more stories to tell and how can you top johnny deppand hte neck beard is grossing me out tooo
oh wonderful. another damn remake of an old tv show or movie.
are there no original writers anymore?!
I think it's cool that Jonah did this and I know it will be good because Channing tatum is I'n it!
Forget about calling it 21 Jump Street, call it Chubster and the D0uche... It's more original and fits better.
Bwahahah, does that dude even have a chin.
Jonah Hill gives hope to everyone...
If this moron can get work and get paid gives hope to all those who are underpaid and unemployed....
you go Jonah!!!!
THAT NECK BEARD IS SO GROSS