Jonah Hill, from Superbad and a plethora of other Judd Apatow projects, is in negotiations to develop a movie adaptation of 21 Jump Street, the popular '80s TV show starring Johnny Depp.
According to Hollywood Insider, it's unclear whether Hill will actually star in the movie, but Sony confirms that he will work on the screenplay and serve as executive producer.
The series, which ran from 1987 to 1991 on Fox, centered on a group of young cops whose youthful appearance allowed them to work undercover in high schools and colleges and seek out troubled kids. Sony declined to give any details on the tone or direction of the movie, but it's probably safe to say that this new version won't be featuring any earnest public service announcements, as the series often did. Neal Moritz (I Am Legend) and series cocreator Stephen J. Cannell will produce.