EXCLUSIVE 〉The popular action comedy franchise from Sony is set for a female spin.
A female-led spinoff of the 21 Jump Street series is in the works at Sony. The ink is still fresh, but I can confirm that Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs will write the screenplay based on the tone of the reboot series starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Columbia Pictures has released the previous installments. The film series is a comedic take on the Fox television show created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, which aired between 1987 and 1991. The series followed Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise as young undercover cops that posed as high school students. The 2011 film and its sequel 22 Jump Street spoofed the premise of the series and were different in tone, leading to both critical and financial success. Hill and Tatum are set to reprise their roles for the upcoming 23 Jump Street. Sony is also currently developing on a female led Ghostbusters spinoff starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, with Paul Fieg set to direct. Aniello and Downs serve as co-producers and writers on the Comedy Central series Broad City, which stars comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Downs also plays a supporting character on the series, Trey the fitness instructor. The duo have written and directed the comedic short films Emmy Training Day, which starred Melissa McCarthy and Joel McHale, and Life After Emmy, which featured Kristin Chenoweth and Jeremy Piven. Aniello and Downs are repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment. —TO SEE ALL THE PROJECT DETAILS CLICK HERE—
Lou Chase | Staff Writer