Johnny Depp wants to do 21 Jump Street movie

By Alexandra Heilbron on December 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Actor/screenwriter Jonah Hill has co-penned the script for an upcoming movie version of the popular 1980s TV series 21 Jump Street, which starred Johnny Depp as undercover cop Tom Hanson. Hill told MTV News last year he was interested in having Depp play a cameo, joking: “Just do it, dude. Don’t be an a–hole.” Hill told MTV News that the movie will not be a spoof, but will be much like the TV series — about young-looking cops posing as high school students. “What happens is, they get caught up in the high school-ness as opposed to the police work,” Hill explained. “And whenever they get too caught up in the high school drama, police work comes in. And whenever they get too caught up in the police work, high school drama comes in.” MTV spoke to Depp, asking if he was considering taking part, to which he replied, “I’ve said I’m into it, but no one’s actually approached me,” adding, “Call him. I’m in. I’m in,” Depp said. “I think it’d be pretty easy.” Hopefully, Hill does call — it would be entertaining to see Depp in the movie in any capacity, but it would be really cool if he played an older version of his original character, now advising the new undercover cops.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Terrance • December 14, 2010 @ 5:00 PM

    That would be totally cool!

  2. C-Dbu • December 15, 2010 @ 9:01 PM

    Ok, although Depp stuck with the TV show and he openly did not like being in Vancouver to film it, I’m rather amazed that he would consider it. BUT, that tv show but him on the cover of Teen Beat and such and made him into the ‘A’ list actor he is today (And was th first hit for FOX TV).
    So, just like he honoured his contract to continue with the tv show until he was released from it, I am happy to see that he would do a cameo or appear in the movie version. That would rock. It also makes me respect him even more.

  3. Hollywood Man HERE • December 19, 2010 @ 2:30 PM

    Interesting news… Yeah! 8)

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