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Tatum confirmed for 'Jump Street' movie

WENN, Thursday, December 2, 2010, 12:12am (PST)

Movie hunk Channing Tatum is set to show off his comedic skills on the big screen. He's starring alongside Jonah Hill in a film adaption of Johnny Depp's 1980s TV show "21 Jump Street."

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The "Step Up" star and Hill, who wrote the screenplay, are teaming up to portray an undercover police duo fighting crime in high schools.

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Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, says, "Jonah helped create a smart and funny vehicle that is tailor-made for him and Channing. We love how this movie has come together and are very excited to begin production this spring."

Hill has previously revealed he's written a part for Depp in the film, and hopes the superstar can be persuaded to spend a day filming on set.

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