Rodney Rothman Tapped To Helm 21 Jump Street Spin-Off
22 Jump Street screenwriter Rodney Rothman is set to write and direct a film that spins off from the 21 Jump Street franchise.
Rothman has reportedly already completed a draft of the movie’s screenplay, which is said to feature a mainly-female cast in the manner of Ghostbusters and the planned Ocean’s Eight. Other names attached to the project in writing capacities are Lucia Aniello, Paul Downs, and Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux:
There’s still no word yet on whether this 21 Jump Street spinoff project will follow new characters or will instead turn the spotlight to the existing team of the barely-named undercover officers Fugazy and Jr. Jr. They were played by Dakota Johnson and Rye Rye in the 2012 original.
It is believed that this 21 Jump Street spinoff film is being developed in tandem with a more direct franchise sequel. While leading man Jonah Hill recently said that the proposed 21 Jump Street / Men in Black crossover was “unlikely” to actually happen, today’s report claims that MIB 23 remains in active development at Sony. Rothman is also responsible for that film’s screenplay and previous reports suggest that James Bobbin (Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) will direct.
“Yes, it’s very early stages, obviously,” Bobin told CS last year at the Alice junket, “but I’ve always loved the ‘Men in Black’ world.
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