'21 Jump Street' Female Spin-Off Taps Rodney Rothman as Writer and Director

The female-centric movie based on the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill-led undercover cop film is moving forward with the '22 Jump Street' co-scribe.

AceShowbiz - Sony's untitled female 21 Jump Street movie is finally moving forward by hiring a writer. The studio has tapped "22 Jump Street" co-scribe Rodney Rothman to pen the script for the female-centric movie, which will be based on the %cChanning Tatum% and %cJonah Hill%-led undercover cop film.

In addition to scripting, Rothman is expected to serve behind the camera for the upcoming action comedy movie, according to Deadline. No further details are available regarding the cast and release date for the project that will be produced by Neil H. Moritz ("I Am Legend", "Prison Break").

Rothman is also attached to write the screenplay for a "21 Jump Street"-and-"Men in Black" crossover, "MIB 23". Tatum and Hill are set to reprise their roles as Jenko and Schmidt respectively. Serving behind the lens will be James Bobin, whose directing credits included "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "Muppets Most Wanted".

Both "21 Jump Street" and its sequel were critical and commercial successes. The Phil Lord and Chris Miller-directed movies grossed over $200 million in 2012 and a huge $331.3 million worldwide in 2014 respectively.

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