SXSW Hosts Remake Of 1980s TV Classic

The South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival is hosting the world premiere of a remake of 21 JUMP STREET, a 1980s television classic that jumpstarted the career of its lead Johnny Depp. In the action-comedy remake, recent Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (MONEYBALL) joins hunky hearthrob Channing Tatum as two cops whose youthful look allow them to go undercover at a local high school.  As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, the dynamic duo risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier — and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind. The film was directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, with a screenplay by Michael Bacall based on the television series created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. Neal H. Moritz and Stephen J. Cannell produced, with Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ezra Swerdlow and Tania Landau executive producing. The Columbia Pictures film will hits theaters worldwide on March 16.

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