Depp, Hires, Simmons Join “21 Jump Street”

Johnny Simmons (“Scott Pilgrim”) and comedian Justin Hires (“Stomp The Yard”) have joined while Johnny Depp is confirmed to be cameoing in the film adaptation of late 80’s series “21 Jump Street” at Sony Pictures according to various sources.

Michael Bacall penned the R-rated adaptation in which Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play a pair of undercover cops working in high schools and colleges. The trades say Hires’ character Juario will primarily play along side actor Jonah Hill.

Details of Simmons’ character weren’t revealed. Variety adds that Simmons will also star in Summit’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and the indie comedy “The Hand Job.”

Finally, Coming Soon has scored confirmation that Johnny Depp will be appearing in a cameo made especially for him. Depp starred in the original series as one of the main characters.