Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have officially been benched. After two runs as the crime-fighting 21 Jump Street team of Greg Jenko and Morton Schmidt, the stars are being replaced by a couple of ladies.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap, Sony has big plans for a female-centric reboot of 21 Jump Street, after the success of Tatum and Hill's 2012 movie and its 2014 sequel, 22 Jump Street.
The film studio has reportedly enlisted Broad City alums Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs to pen the script for the upcoming reinterpretation. Both Aniello and Downs boast multiple credits for the celebrated Comedy Central show, together earning directing, writing, producing, and acting lines.
While female stars have yet to be cast as the goofy cop duo, they will follow in the footsteps of not only Tatum and Hill, but also the stars of the original Fox TV series. The 1980s show featured an officer played by a woman, with Holly Robinson Peete's Judy Hoffs appearing alongside Johnny Depp (Officer Tom Hanson), Peter DeLuise (Officer Doug Penhall), Dustin Nguyen (Officer Harry Truman Ioki), and Steven Williams (Captain Adam Fuller).
Sony's plans to put ladies on Jump Street follows an earlier, similar announcement from the studio. News broke in 2014 that a female reboot of Ghostbusters was in the works, and movie has since been cast with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the starring roles.
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