Principal photography has begun on Columbia Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “22 Jump Street,” the sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street,” which took in more than $200 million at the worldwide box office.
“22 Jump Street” reunites Jonah Hill (upcoming “Wolf of Wall Street” and “True Story”) and Channing Tatum (upcoming “Foxcatcher” and “Jupiter Ascending”) as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with “21 Jump Street” producer Neal H. Moritz (“Fast and Furious” franchise) and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs,” upcoming “The Lego Movie”). Alongside Hill and Tatum, Ice Cube (“21 Jump” Street, upcoming “Ride Along”) reprises his role as Captain Dickson.
Neal H. Moritz produces through the Original Film banner, along with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Executive producers are Brian Bell (“Cedar Rapids,” upcoming “Neighbors”), Tania Landau (“21 Jump Street,” “Vantage Point”), Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Reid Carolin (“Magic Mike,” “Earth Made Of Glass”), and Stephen J. Cannell. The screenplay is by Michael Bacall (“21 Jump Street,” “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”), Oren Uziel (upcoming “Kitchen Sink”) and Rodney Rothman (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” upcoming “Grudge Match”), from a story by Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill, based on the television series “21 Jump Street” created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. The production films in New Orleans and Puerto Rico.
In the action-comedy “22 Jump Street,” after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college.
Says producer Neal H. Moritz, “We were all so thrilled by the irreverent humor and the chemistry between Channing and Jonah as we sent them back to high school in the first film. So, of course, we just had to send them to college. It’s also great to have Chris and Phil back at the helm. From the get go they have had the perfect pulse on the material, and have created an unforgettable cop buddy team in Schmidt and Jenko.”
Continue directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, “Buddies who work together is a topic that is close to home for us. We’re looking forward to working with Channing and Jonah, Neal and our friends at Sony again to take these guys’ relationship to the next level.”
Hill and Tatum add, “We are grateful to our friends at Sony and MGM for letting us do another one. We’re proud to be working alongside Phil, Chris, Neal, Ice Cube, Korean Jesus and the rest of our amazing crew and cast. As we all know, sequels are always better than the original. Every single time. This will be no exception. How are we still saying the exact same words at the same time? This is crazy! Jump Street!”
Lord and Miller’s creative team includes director of photography Barry Peterson (“21 Jump Street,” “We’re The Millers”), production designer Steve Saklad (“The Muppets,” “Juno”), editor David Rennie (“Office Space,” upcoming “Last Vegas”), and costume designer Leesa Evans (“Bridesmaids,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”).
Source: Sony Picture Entertainment