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Sony Moves Ahead With ’23 Jump Street,’ Taps Writer

Sony Pictures is starting work on “23 Jump Street,” selecting Rodney Rothman to script for the third version of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill franchise.

The directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street” are overseeing development of the script with Rothman. The duo will produce the third film with Neal Moritz, Hill and Tatum, but have not yet agreed to direct.

Rothman was one of the screenplay writers on “22 Jump Street” along with Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel. He repped by UTA.

“22 Jump Street” grossed $320 million worldwide.

At the conclusion of “22 Jump Street,” Ice Cube’s character told Hill and Tatum that they were headed to medical school, which was followed in the credits by a list of the upcoming sequels:

23 Jump Street: Medical School
24 Jump Street: Foreign Exchange
25 Jump Street: Semester at Sea
26 Jump Street: Arts School
27 Jump Street: Culinary School
28 Jump Street: Veterinary School
29 Jump Street: Sunday School
30 Jump Street: Flight Academy
31 Jump Street: Ninja Academy
32 Jump Street: Fireman Academy
33 Jump Street: Generations
34 Jump Street: Return of the Ghost
35 Jump Street: Traffic School
36 Jump Street: Military School
37 Jump Street: Scuba Class
38 Jump Street: Dance Academy
39 Jump Street: The Electronic Game
40 Jump Street: The Retirement Home
41 Jump Street: Magic School
42 Jump Street: Beauty School
43 Jump Street: Mariachi School
2121 Jump Street

News about Rothman’s attachment to “23 Jump Street” was first reported by Deadline. com.

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