’21 Jump Street’ Female Cast Coming, Much Like ‘Ghostbusters’

A new 21 Jump Street female cast version is on its way. No, that doesn’t mean that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will be getting a female costar in their next movie.

It means women will be taking the spotlight, much like Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters.

The original 21 Jump Street was the famous launching pad for Hollywood heavyweight Johnny Depp, who played part of a team who went undercover at a high school to re-live their teens, and occasionally bust criminals. Depp was such a draw that he ended up making himself an actor everybody wanted on the big screen in everything from Pirates of the Caribbean to Edward Scissorhands.

Channing Tatum has a similar story, though as critics are less than kind about his ability to act, it isn’t stopping him from getting major roles anyway. From replacing Taylor Kitsch as the X-Men series’ literally card-carrying mutant Gambit to being the muscle in the last two 21 Jump Street films, and even getting a starring role in the first live-action G.I. Joe, Channing Tatum certainly has a draw of his own.

This isn’t stopping the 21 Jump Street female cast of cops from taking over in this upcoming spin-off. Hill and Tatum might still retain their roles, but Sony Pictures is taking a side street with a more feminine approach.

We haven’t seen the results of the all-female Ghostbusters yet, so we have nothing to compare this new development to. There are no actresses confirmed for the female 21 Jump Street either, as the film is still in the writing phase under the pens of TV’s Broad City, Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs.

It is also unknown what the title will be of the alleged 21 Jump Street spin-off, though it seems 23 Jump Street is already under way with the male cops. Screen Crush has pointed out that in the first outing with Hill and Tatum, Dakota Johnson was a rival cop to the duo, so she might end up with more screen time as a lead outside Fifty Shades of Grey.

Nothing more is known of the 21 Jump Street female cast of cops, but it is a spin-off, and not a reboot.

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