Channing Tatum Set To Play Lead In ’21 Jump Street’ Movie!

That’s right everyone, production for a 21 Jump Street film is starting in the Spring of 2011 and set to release in March of 2012. The only problem is that Johnny Depp, who has been rumored to hate his affiliation with the hit TV series, won’t touch that project with a ten foot pole and for good reason. Channing Tatum is set to play the lead in the film based on the 1980’s cop series. Emma Stone and Julianne Hough of Dancing With The Stars fame are set to star in the film as well. Jonah Hill will serve as the comic relief during the crime drama.

Hill and Michael Bacall developed the story for the new “21 Jump Street” film, which will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller of “Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs”.

Tatum will bring his ‘tough guy’ expertise to the role and will surely make the ladies swoon. He has been more active in production lately and will be playing another soldier in Love And Honor. Seen here, Channing Tatum hits the gym in his ripped ‘Late Night With Jimmy Falon’ tee in Los Angeles, CA on November 12th.