21 Jump Street, the show that ran from 1987 – 1991 and launched the careers of Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete has gotten a face lift and is moving to the big screen. The trailer was released last week and stars Channing Tatum (Step Up, She’s The Man, GI Joe), Jonah Hill (Super Bad, MoneyBall), Ice Cube (Friday), and Brie Larson (U.S of Tara). I wasn’t in the country during the show’s run (I was also 2 years old when it started) but I caught it in syndication during the mid 90’s and loved it. The premise of the show was cops went undercover in highschool. Yes this sounds ridiculous and so unbelievable because all the actors were way above high school age and would never pass as one, but it was a fun show. This was my first experience with Johnny Depp. He was great not the actor he is today but you can see his potential in the show. Depp has said himself that he didn’t enjoy his time on the show but it’s clear that he knows this was his big break and that’s why he’s makes a cameo in the new movie. Holly Robinson Peete also makes a cameo in the new movie. I don’t know how they came up with this new cast though because the only person that could pass for a high schooler is Brie Larson. The trailer looks like your standard action movie and it should be entertaining and a good time just like the tv series was. Plus there will be lots of man candy with Tatum there.
21 Jump Street in theaters March 16, 2012.