BOLO: Johnny Depp Filming His 21 JUMP STREET Cameo Tomorrow in New Orleans
Published: April 26, 2011 - 8:27pm
Be On The Lookout: Depp, who portrayed Officer Tom Hanson on the original 21 Jump Street TV series between 1987 - 1991 will be filming his secretive appearance for the upcoming film on Wednesday.
21 Jump Street is the big screen adaptation of the hit TV series that centers around two police officers (Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) and their exploits as they are forced to work undercover in schools. Rapper Ice Cube will play the duo's police chief and actress Brie Larson is the romatic lead. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) and produced by Neil Moritz. The movie's supporting cast consists of Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Dave Franco and Jake Johnson. It is scheduled for theatrical release March 16th, 2012.
There's no word yet whether Depp will be reprising his role as Officer Hanson, a part that lasted for 80 episodes during the show's original run, but our inside scooper managed to sneak a few details away from the movie's set:
Depp will be arriving at Second Line Stages in New Orleans, Louisiana, tomorrow to film his cameo for the film. The slot for his role is only labeled as "D.B." Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum will be off camera, while Peter Deluise will join Deppin what appears to be one of the first scenes for the film. Second Line Stages is located at 800 Richard St. New Orleans, LA, and was recently occupied by Warner Bros' upcoming superhero movie Green Lantern