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Ice Cube in Talks to Star in 21 Jump Street Remake

Ice Cube may star in Columbia Pictures’ film version of the popular 1980s’ TV show 21 Jump Street.

According to Variety, the rejuvenated series already features Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover cops investigating crimes in high schools and colleges. If he accepts the role, Cube would play their leader, Captain Dickson.

Hill and Tatum will served as executive producers, while the show’s late co-creator Stephen J. Cannell will share producer credits with Neal H. Moritz.

The original show aired on Fox between April 12, 1987 and April 27, 1991. The revamped series is set to go into production in April.

Ice Cube recently starred in Rampart alongside Woody Harrelson. The Oren Moverman-helmed film chronicles the drama surrounding the 1990s Rampart scandal. Cube also appeared in last year’s Lottery Ticket and is in negotiations for Warner Bros.’ New Year’s Eve, which also stars Ashton Kutcher and Robert De Niro.—Henry Adaso

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