Thesp joins Tatum, Hill in pic

Johnny Pemberton has joined the cast of Sony’s “21 Jump Street.” Pic stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as a pair of undercover cops working in high schools and colleges. Ice Cube, Rob Riggle and Brie Larson are also set to topline, and a cameo for Johnny Depp, who starred in the TV series, has been announced. Paul Lord and Chris Miller are helming from their own screenplay with Neil Moritz producing.

The late Stephen J. Cannell, who co-created the original TV show and was working on the reboot before his death in September, is still credited as a producer.

Pemberton’s past credits include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “In the Loop.” He is repped by Gersh and Principato Young Entertainment.

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