Jonah Hill in Talks for 21 Jump Street

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Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Jonah Hill (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad) will write the screenplay for and executive produce Sony’s adaptation of “21 Jump Street,” the popular ’80s show starring Johnny Depp.

The magazine says that it hasn’t been decided whether Hill will star in the movie.

In the series, which ran from 1987-1990 on Fox, Depp’s Officer Tom Hanson was assigned to an elite squad of young undercover cops – Judy Hoffs (Holly Robinson Peete), Doug Penhall (Peter DeLuise) and Harry Truman Ioki (Dustin Nguyen) – to infiltrate high schools and fight crime.

Neal Moritz (I Am Legend) and series co-creator Stephen J. Cannell will produce.

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