Channing Tatum Wants Johnny Depp in ’21 Jump Street’

January 18, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Channing Tatum attends the world premiere of 'The Dilemma' on Jan. 6, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum attends the world premiere of 'The Dilemma' on Jan. 6, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Channing Tatum has joined fellow actor Jonah Hill in a mission to get Johnny Depp to play a cameo role in the movie adaptation of 21 Jump Street, according to MTV News.

Depp starred in the original 1980s TV series as officer Tom Hanson, in an undercover police squad specializing in youth crime.

"We're going to try and do it," Tatum told MTV last week, about getting Depp onto the remake. "With every piece of us, we're going to try to do it."

Tatum and Hill will star as undercover investigators who pose as high school students and end up caught up in the dramas of high school. Their roles are new and have no relation to the characters in the 1980s TV series.

Originally it seemed Hill, also the scriptwriter, had a particular role planned for Depp. However, Tatum told MTV that the choice is Depp's.

"There are a bunch of possible characters he could play. It's really his pick," Tatum said.

However, Depp told MTV News last month that no one had approached him about the movie yet, but that he likes the idea.

"I'm in. I think it'd be pretty easy," Depp said.

21 Jump Street is scheduled for release in March, 2012.