Johnny Depp '21 Jump Street' Cameo: Inside The Star's Appearance In Big Screen Reboot
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SPOILERS AHEAD "21 Jump Street" might seem like your typical R-rated comedy -- the "Bridesmaids"-y debut at SXSW, the Apatow-infused cast -- but the TV reboot featured one big surprise for ticket buyers this weekend: Johnny Depp, who shared jokes and bullets with Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and original Jump Streeters Peter DeLuise and Holly Robinson Peete in the new comedy. So! How did Depp end up in "21 Jump Street," and whose idea was it to use him in a way that recalled Bill Murray's cameo "Zombieland"? "Jonah wanted to approach Johnny Depp very early in the process," screenwriter Michael Bacall ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World") told HuffPost Entertainment before the film's release. "It took a while, but we kinda heard through the grapevine that he might be interested in it." He was, but with a caveat: Depp wanted his "21 Jump Street" character to have some "closure," as Bacall said, in a way that would wrap up his '80s storyline: with his death. "It is such a funny idea," Bacall ...
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