Actor will help develop film adaptation of series
Jonah Hill is in negotiations to develop a modern-day adaptation of “21 Jump Street” for Columbia Pictures.The smallscreen property, which aired from 1987-91 on Fox and starred Johnny Depp, revolved around a group of young cops who worked undercover in high schools and colleges. The “Superbad” thesp would develop the screenplay as a potential starring vehicle and serve as executive producer. Neal Moritz will produce the film with Stephen J. Cannell, who co-created and exec produced the series. Hill, who can be seen onscreen in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” next co-stars in the comedy “This Side of the Truth” and has a voice role in DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon.” He is attached to star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy “Get Him to the Greek” for Universal and director Nick Stoller.