The female-driven 21 Jump Street spin-off, first reported on back in April, just jumped one step closer to reality as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Sony Pictures has hired not one but TWO writing teams to develop a script concurrently: Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux of “Bob’s Burgers” fame along with the previously-announced Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs (“Broad City”).
There’s still no word yet on whether the female spin-off project will follow new characters or will instead turn the spotlight to the existing team of the barely-named undercover officers Fugazy and Jr. Jr., played by Dakota Johnson and Rye Rye in the 2012 original.
It is believed that this new project is being developed in tandem with 23 Jump Street, which will see the return of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s officers Schmidt and Jenko. That film is being written by 22 Jump Street‘s Rodney Rothman. There’s also rumors of a potential 21 Jump Street / Men in Black crossover, which Phil Lord and Chris Miller have even commented on in the past, hinting that they’re quite open to the possibility. Whether or not that would become a separate feature altogether remains to be seen.
The Molyneux sisters are a hot commodity after penning Hot Stuff at DreamWorks Animation, along with their script My Sister is Marrying a Douchebag landing on the 2009 Black List. In addition, Fox just picked up “Bob’s Burgers” for a fifth season and Wendy Molyneux made headlines by launching a successful GoFundMe campaign in which she raised over $32,000 dollars for pediatric cancer research and, consequently, has to see the Entourage movie four times (she is not a fan of the show).