According to sources, A reboot to the 1987 television police drama which was then rebooted in 2012, is said to be in the works starring Actress/ Comedian Tiffany Haddish and Crazy Rich Asians star, Awkwafina.
We've known for awhile now that Sony is planning a female 21 Jump Street reboot along with its Men In Black: Internationalreboot - and today we're hearing which two actresses the studio is considering for the lead roles!
According to Jeff Sneider of Collider, Haddish is already in talks to star in the reboot, while Awkwafina is simply the studio's "top choice" to co-star:
“We think that there’s something fun about keeping that irreverent spirit of Jump Street, but maybe having it be told through a female undercover cop point-of-view. We’ve had enough male buddy comedies. The script is really funny and has a freshness to it.”
He also added:
“The north star for us is wanting our movies to feel different, not done before, not recycled. Because of the volume of streaming content out there and television content, we spend a lot of time around here talking about a movie’s theatricality and making sure we believe it achieves cinema worthiness.”
However, comments from Jonah Hill about the possible Jump Street / Men In Black crossover make it hard to be sure there's still a market for this female reboot to tap into:
“It’s too complicated... it’s kind of impossible with all the Men in Black stuff," Hill said. "The Jump Street films were so fun to make and the whole joke of them was they were making fun of remakes and sequels and reboots and then now it’s become a giant sequel, reboot. It’s almost become what we were making fun of and it’s hard to maintain that joke when it’s so high stakes.”
You tell us critix, are you excited for 21 Jump Steet to get the Ghostbusters treatment with an all new all female lead? Let us know what you think!