Channing Tatum Could Move to '21 Jump Street' with Jonah Hill

November 10, 2010
Source: Deadline

Channing Tatum / 21 Jump Street

Since he hasn't really shown any discernible sense of decent acting in his more dramatic or action roles, maybe actor Channing Tatum will find a better home in comedy. So far only his lady-pleasing good looks have kept him in the industry (as far as I can tell), but apparently there's some decent buzz on his performance in Ron Howard's romantic comedy The Dilemma. But Deadline has word on another somewhat comedic role as Tatum is apparently nearing negotiations to star opposite Jonah Hill in the big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street, the story of undercover police officers who infiltrate a high school to fight drugs and crime. More below!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are behind the project which isn't a straight up comedy, but is apparently still a very funny movie. Jonah Hill, who also came up with the story with writer Michael Bacall, previously said, "[Audiences are] not expecting what it's going to be. It's not a parody of the show. It's a funny movie with a lot of great action and a real story. I've been saying that it's like a John Hughes move with Bad Boys style action." I'm guessing the action will be a little less over-the-stop than Michael Bay's signature explosion-ridden action sequences and more like the action we've seen in the Lethal Weapon films with comedy scattered throughout. What do you think of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill teaming up?

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He was good at getting shot to death in Public Enemies hahaha

LINKFX on Nov 10, 2010


I would pay a tax to keep Tatum out of all future movies

antioch on Nov 10, 2010


Couldn't agree more with #2. His only decent performance that I can think of is in Guide to recognizing your own saints and even then he is just playing his typical meathead self. Lets hope this doesn't actually pan out

Comonsens on Nov 10, 2010


i think he was wonderful in both the movies I have seen him in. Dear John and Step Up, and yes he is good on the eye, jealousy gets you nowhere

Mrustenhoven on Feb 28, 2011


I loved most of Channing Tatum's movies, especially "Fighting". He can do comedy as well as drama. I am sure he will be great in this movie as well.

Nicky Sobol on Apr 22, 2011

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