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Producer promises fun for Jump St


Jonah Hill will star in 21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill will star in 21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill will star in 21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will bring thrills and spills for the 21 Jump Street movie, producer Neal Moritz has said.

The duo will play lead roles in the big-screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series, which propelled Johnny Depp to fame.

"We've got Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, and we're really excited about it - I had dinner with the two guys and they're really good together and they're very excited to do the movie together and it's gonna be a lot of fun," Neal told Collider.

He continued: "I just got the new draft I'm gonna read that one. We start shooting April 18 in New Orleans."

The female lead Officer Judy Hoffs - originally played by Holly Robinson - has not been picked yet.

"We've met with a bunch of people, but we have not [announced a lead]," added Neal.

Jonah will co-write the script and be on board as executive producer in the film, which is scheduled for a 2012 release.

Johnny - who played Officer Tom Hanson for four seasons of the hit show - has said he would be happy to make a cameo.

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