Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Columbia Leaps Into "21 Jump Street"

Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, reports that actors Jonah Hill ("Superbad") and Channing Tatum ("Dear John") are set to star in a 'contemporary' motion picture adaptation of "21 Jump Street".

Both Hill and Tatum have been given executive producer credits on the project, to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall, based on a treatment by Hill and Bacall.

Neal H. Moritz will produce, with the late Stephen J. Cannell, creator of the original Vancouver-lensed TV series, receiving a posthumous producer credit.

Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin will oversee production of the film on behalf of Columbia.

An early hit for Fox Broadcasting, "21 Jump Street", focused on young cops who work undercover in high schools and colleges. The series starred Johnny Depp from 1987-1991.

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