Jonah Hill Talks “21 Jump Street”

“Superbad” and “Funny People” actor Jonah Hill tells Coming Soon that they hope to shoot the film adaptation of classic 80’s TV series “21 Jump Street” this year.

Though the film will keep the same basic premise as the series, rookie cops who go undercover as students in a high school, the tone will not be the parody many are expecting.

“It’s a comedy with really cool action. We’re not doing something serious like ‘Miami Vice.’ But it’s not a parody. It’s a funny movie with a lot of great action and a real story. I’ve been saying that it’s like a John Hughes movie with ‘Bad Boys’ style action” says Hill.

At present the script is being tweaked to fit in with the vision of recently hired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”). No further cast is currently lined up.

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