Ice Cube is gearing up to join 21 Jump Street as Captain Dickson, the man in charge of two undercover officers played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

This action-comedy is based on the popular 1987 Fox series of the same name, which saw a group of investigators infiltrating a high school. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be working from a screenplay by Michael Bacall.

Story details are currently being kept under warps. 21 Jump Street is intended to be a star vehicle for Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, who both share a producing credit on the project.

B. Alan Orange