Johnny Depp is heading back to school.
ComingSoon confirms that the star will have a cameo in Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of 21 Jump Street, the television crime drama that transformed him into an 1980s teen idol and helped to kick-start his career.
Airing on Fox from 1987 to 1991, 21 Jump Street centered on a squad of young-looking undercover police officers who investigated crimes at high schools and colleges. The series featured a cast that included Holly Robinson, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise and Michael DeLuise, but Depp and Richard Grieco emerged as the breakout stars.
Rewritten by Jonah Hill from a draft by Josh Applebaum and Michael Bacall, the movie is reportedly an action-comedy about two cops (Hill and Channing Tatum) who go undercover as teenage brothers to bust a high school drug ring. The cast also features Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Dave Franco and Jake Johnson. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are directing.
21 Jump Street is filming now for March 16, 2012, release.
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