Jonah Hill to star in 21 Jump Street Film

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

SUPERBAD’s Jonah Hill is set to star in the big screen adaptation of the popular TV show 21 Jump Street.  Writers/Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are on board the project that has been followed by Hill and Mike Bacall, who developed the story.  21 Jump Street is about a group of baby-faced cops that go undercover in local high schools to catch bad guys.  It’s perhaps more famous for launching the career of Johnny Depp.

21 Jump Street is one of those guilty pleasures for me.  It’s all around a horrible show, but Depp was captivating in it and carried it for a few seasons.  The key for a movie is to avoid being preachy (like the TV show) and to not get too awkward with the cop/teenager thing.

21 Jump Street

Source: Variety

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