Channing Tatum is at the top of the list for the lead role in the film adaptation of “21 Jump Street” for Sony Pictures reports Deadline.
Based on the Johnny Depp-led late 80’s TV series, the story follows group of baby-faced cops who go undercover at high schools.
Tatum will soon be in negotiations to star alongside Jonah Hill in the film which kicks off production in the spring. The studio apparently met with various potential leading men, though it was Tatum and Hill that matched up extremely well.
Michael Bacall penned the script while Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs”) are directing this cinematic update.