21 Jump Street, a 2012 action comedy, revolves around two juvenile police officers that must go undercover at a local high school. The film is inspired by the hit television show in the early 90’s that went by the same name. Featuring the always hilarious Jonah Hill and the heart-breaker Channing Tatum as the two leading men, 21 Jump Street promises some hilarious chemistry between the two.
When a notorious drug ring becomes centered on the local high school, the police decide it’s imperative to plant undercover cops in and around the area to have any chance at finding the people behind the crimes. Trying to find two cops that are trained but can still blend in is hard, but when they reexamine Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), they need to look no further.
Schmidt and Jenko are the two most underachieving and immature cops in the precinct, making them a perfect fit for the job. Pretending the be high school students in the investigation, their novice skills don’t exactly pan out for them perfectly, as a majority of the school knows something isn’t right. When they must learn how to be kids again, their mission turns onto a dangerously funny path.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, 21 Jump Street will be premiering at this month’s South by Southwest festival, one of the large entertainment festivals in the world help in the city of Austin Texas. One this is for sure, Hill, the star of the critically acclaimed comedy Superbad, will not disappoint and as for Channing Tatum, how can you go wrong?