Johnny Depp “21 Jump Street” Cameo Confirmed
Johnny Depp will make a cameo appearance in 21 Jump Street, the upcoming feature film version of the television police drama that first catapulted him to fame in the late ’80s, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday.
Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Channing Tatum have been cast in the new version of the series about a bunch of babyfaced officers used to infiltrate high schools and colleges and investigate crimes that plagued Generation X. The Stephen Cannell-produced show, which also starred a young Holly Robinson Peete, ran on FOX from 1987 to 1991.
“It’s an entirely new imagination of what ’21 Jump Street’ is,” says Hill, who wrote the film treatment and is also expected to play a leading role. “We’re not doing a spoof whatsoever. It will be crazy characters that are in very unreal circumstances sometimes.”
Hill and the gang are currently filming in New Orleans. No word on whether Depp will be revisiting the role of Tom Hanson, or whether he will be popping up in some other winking bit part.