Channing Tatum Eyes ‘21 Jump Street’

Jonah Hill to star in film based on the 1980s TV series that starred Johnny Depp.

Channing Tatum to star in 21 Jump Street?
Channing Tatum to star in 21 Jump Street?
Channing Tatum is being eyed for the lead of Sony Pictures Entertainment's 21 Jump Street, reports Deadline.

Channing Tatum would star alongside Jonah Hill in the film based on the 1987 Stephen J. Cannell TV series that was one of the Fox Network's early successes and launched the career of Johnny Depp.

21 Jump Street will be directed by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and centers on undercover officers who infiltrate schools to fight crime. 21 Jump Street was scripted by Michael Bacall based on a story he hatched with Jonah Hill.

Production will begin in the spring.

21 Jump Street was released March 16th, 2012 and stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Ice Cube, Dax Flame. The film is directed by Phil Lord, Chris Miller.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. Bane5000

    for the love of all thats good and decent in the not let this movie be made... the tv show was great and id hate to see what kind of campy crap it would turn into in the hands of Jonah Hill, it would turn out more of a parady then an actual remake of the show, im surprised Russell Brand isnt involved in it since Jonah is...yet

    damn , i may have just jynxed it lol

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  2. the Narrator

    Well he actually did decent in Dear John (don't judge me!), and fairly well in A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints. However, he sucks in all of his mainstream films, and I doubt this will be an exception.. Damn it. I loved this show!

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Another childhood Tv show destroyed!!!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. WongFu

    Looks photo shopped to me, and it looks more like a rumor.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. Rufio

    WHAT THE HECK?!?!?!?! first jonah hill... now TATUM?!?!?!?! (BTW - i think the pic is of him in GI JOE with a laser gun).
    this is getting worse and worse. bet anything this is gonna be a hip-hopish retread with tatum bein a hoodlum turned cop (ala ModSquad). if so - it will fail among anyone who actually has taste and knows the difference between good flicks and Hollywood cotton candy meant to get tweens with their mommy's and daddy's money.

    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  6. skywise

    Is this supposed to be a comedy? What kind of weapon is Tatum holding in that pic? a drill? I cant say that i have high hopes for this film.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Dan

    No, I think he's just a horrible actor lol.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. ed_wood

    He's a horrible actor, keep him away from this if you want it to be good.

    4 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  9. ChuChi

    @ejk1 well tatum didnt ruin it.. the director/producer/cast ppls reuin it... is not a bad actor he was just not meant for that role and the director should had picked a betetr person.. but overall gi joe was wack. didnt look or feel like a gi joe they should had called it soemthing else.. but anyways wow another remake... theres no surprise.. but i know i wouldnt see this so ya can cast tatum or not i still wouldnt see this

    4 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  10. Jimthar

    yeah, this movie keeps getting worse and worse. first hill, and now tatum. this one can wait for redbox or TBS.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  11. Dan

    lol @ejk1...

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. ejk1

    So first Tatum ruins G.I. Joe, and now he's going to destroy 21 Jump Street? What the hell does this guy have against the 80's?

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Summit10

    lame! this guy can't act. Dont ruin it. Depp had come a long way from this series!

    4 years agoby @summit10Flag

  14. Brian

    Ha. Perfect casting for this.

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

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