In 'True Story' James Franco plays an FBI-wanted killer who takes on the identity of a disgraced journalist, played by Jonah Hill.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill discuss sequels, the wink-and-nod aspects of '22 Jump Street,' and how 'Back to the Future Part II' actually predicted the future.
That tiny but unavoidable tragedy lends 22 Jump Street just the right twinge of longing this otherwise lightweight buddy bromance needs.
If Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s undercover cops were unconvincing as high school students and siblings in 21 Jump Street, graduation hasn’t done them any favors as they take the act to college for the next installment, aptly named 22 Jump Street. On campus, the absurdity of their act meets its match in the twin shape of Keith and Kenny Lucas, usually credited as the Lucas Brothers, playing the partners’ dormmates.
Expectations weren’t exactly high when “21 Jump Street” hit theaters in 2012. After all, it was yet another movie adaptation of a not-that-fondly remembered ’80s TV show (albeit one that launched the career of Johnny Depp). Plus, we discovered that tough-guy Channing Tatum was a comedian at heart, and funnyman Jonah Hill could be an action star. Returning directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord spoke to Yahoo Movies this week on the phone from Puerto Rico where they are finishing up production on next summer’s sequel, “22 Jump Street.” And they said they forced Jonah Hill to the very edge of his comfort zone with the stunts he did himself.
How does one celebrate being nominated for your second Academy Award alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese? Obviously by standing on top of a Camaro waving around gold-plated pistols with your best bud. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum stand tall in the first poster reveal for “22 Jump Street ,” the sequel to their smash-hit movie version of the ’80s TV show. Both stars have seen their careers hit new peaks since the first movie, with Tatum’s “Magic Mike” and Hill’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” becoming critical and box-office successes.
UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe and has been nominated for an Oscar. Leonardo DiCaprio has earned his fourth Oscar nomination and second-ever Golden Globe win (he’s been nominated nine times) for his role in “The Wolf of Wall Street.“ And he wants you to know it was on his terms. The film about greed gone too far has been Leo’s passion project dating back to 2006 — when he was finishing up that other Martin Scorsese film, “The Departed.” The 39-year-old actor said such as he addressed a roomful of moviegoers in early Jan. at the ArcLight Hollywood as his father and stepmother looked on from the first row.