21 December 2009 9:33 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of the animated “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, is currently in negotiations with Columbia Pictures to helm the live-action “21 Jump Street” movie. Known primarily as the show that launched Johnny Depp’s career, “Jump Street” was about a group of too-young looking cops that were recruited into a secret undercover unit where they went, among other things, undercover in high schools to bust thieves, drug dealers, bad apples, and the like. “21 Jump Street” the movie is currently being guru’ed onto the big screen by Jonah Hill, aka the fat kid from all those Judd Apatow movies, who is writing the script with Mike Bacall and plans to star. Yes, Columbia Pictures, in their infinite wisdom, for some reason thought it was a brilliant idea to hand over the entire franchise to a two-bit Judd Apatow player. I shit you not, folks, this »

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