Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum to Star in '21 Jump Street' Movie

Children of the '80s will sigh and roll their eyes when they hear about the upcoming 21 Jump Street movie, but I kinda think it has a shot to be real funny. The original television show – which helped launch Johnny Depp's career -- played it much straighter than this upcoming big-screen version will, and so knowing that they'll be concentrating more on the humor than the dramatic hardships of being an undercover cop in a high school makes it a project you definitely have to keep an eye out for.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum

We've known for a while that Jonah Hill was leading the way on this one, writing the script, producing and starring in what we imagine will be the Johnny Depp role as an undercover detective sent in to a high school to infiltrate youth crimes. (Hill has also noted that they've written a cameo for Depp and hope he'll do it.) It was officially announced today that Hill will be joined by pretty boy Channing Tatum, who'll probably also be playing an undercover cop of some sort, and most likely the "straight man" in this scenario. IMDB also lists Julianne Hough as being in the film, though Sony's press release doesn't mention her.
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