23 Jump Street Is Actually Happening

September 9, 2014 11:53 PM

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23 Jump Street Is Actually Happening

Deadline's sources have learned that Rodney Rothman, one of the writers on 22 Jump Street, has been hired by Sony and Original Film to write a screenplay for 23 Jump Street. While Phil Lord and Chris Miller are not yet attached to the project as directors, they are apparently overseeing Rothman's work and look to serve as producers on the sequel alongside Neal Moritz, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The production companies behind the developing feature are apparently keeping the door open for Lord and Miller to direct, but they have not yet committed to the gig.

The end of 22 Jump Street may have been making fun of the idea of more Jump Street movies - 22 more, to be exact - but when looking at the box office numbers it's not exactly hard to see why Sony wants to make a 23 Jump Street. Released this past June and opening with a strong $57 million debut, the...

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