Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill confirmed for 21 Jump Street

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I’m not as familiar with the series 21 Jump Street as its other late 80s contemporaries, Gummi Bears and Denver the Last Dinosaur, so I needed an introduction. All I knew about the show is that Johnny Depp was in it, and the rest was provided by Night at the Roxbury. For anyone else born in the mid-80s to 90s who weren’t old enough to watch the show when it was on, or ironic hipster enough to dig it up later, this video is for you!

Columbia Pictures has confirmed Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as the stars of 21 Jump Street (2012). Hill has been a part of the project since the beginning, writing preliminary drafts and acting as co-writer to Michael Bacall. Both Hill and Tatum will executive produce. Seems likely that Tatum will translate Depp’s Tom Hanson and Hill, Peter DeLuise’s Doug Penhall, youthful coppers patrolling the high school and college beats.

Tatum isn’t my favourite actor, but he has comedic potential, as exhibited in the incomparable She’s the Man. I hope I am wrong about Hill’s casting, and that he’s actually playing Richard Greico’s Dennis Booker, and that Columbia can assemble as awesome a looking…

21 Jump Street (Season 1) (2nd Intro)

I'm not as familiar with the series 21 Jump Street as its other late 80s contemporaries, Gummi Bears and Denver the Last Dinosaur, so I needed an introduction. All I knew about the show is that Johnny Depp was in it, and the rest was provided by Night at the Roxbury. For anyone else born in the mid-80s to 90s who weren't old enough to watch the show when it was on, or ironic hipster enough to dig it up later, this video is for you!

Columbia Pictures has confirmed Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as the stars of 21 Jump Street (2012). Hill has been a part of the project since the beginning, writing preliminary drafts and acting as co-writer to Michael Bacall. Both Hill and Tatum will executive produce. Seems likely that Tatum will translate Depp's Tom Hanson and Hill, Peter DeLuise's Doug Penhall, youthful coppers patrolling the high school and college beats.

Tatum isn't my favourite actor, but he has comedic potential, as exhibited in the incomparable She's the Man. I hope I am wrong about Hill's casting, and that he's actually playing Richard Greico's Dennis Booker, and that Columbia can assemble as awesome a looking team as the original series had. Hey! That's Holly Robinson from Hanging with Mr. Cooper. Now that I remember!

[via Variety]