The college kids, they love Jimmy Tatro. Perhaps best known for his work on the YouTube series, “Life According to Jimmy,” Tatro now takes his comedic talents to the big screen in the Phil Lord and Chris Miller sequel, 22 Jump Street. You can’t miss him on screen, since he’ll be rocking a red fauxhawk and engaging in deliberate douchebag behavior as the appropriately named character, Rooster.
While on a visit to the New Orleans set, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Tatro between takes. He talked about filming a scene in which he harasses newcomers to the football team during walk-on day, his relationship with the other characters, the finer points of fauxhawks, his YouTube series, and his college fanbase. Hit the jump to see what he had to say and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens on June 13th.
When it comes to natural acting talent, you’d be pretty safe to assume that Wyatt Russell’s got it. The son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn makes a memorable appearance in the upcoming comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, as Zook, a new bestie for Channing Tatum’s Jenko, which puts Jonah Hill’s Schmidt in an awkward friend zone.
While on set between takes of a meet-cute between Zook and Jenko, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Russell about the film. Russell talked about his reaction to seeing the first film, using improv on set, overcoming injuries while playing professional hockey, and whether or not the other cast members asked him about his famous parents. Hit the jump to see what he had to say, and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens June 13th.
Given the near universal praise it has received, I doubt that one more voice in its corner will persuade you to check out Captain America: The Winter Soldier this weekend if you weren’t already planning on it (especially when that “one voice” belongs to yours truly). Still yet, that fact won’t prevent me from gushing about it in these next few sentences. The Winter Soldier is fantastic. The action, humor, performances, and storytelling are all on point and work seamlessly together to create what is instantly one of my favorite Marvel movies and, more impressively, a really good film in general. It joins The Avengers on the short list of Marvel movies that I can see myself revisiting outside of canon just to enjoy again as a singular experience. While I believe a healthy dose of skepticism should be retained until you see it for yourself, I feel comfortable in saying that you can believe the hype surrounding The Winter Soldier.
In addition to me continuing to high-five the new Cap film, this week’s Top 5 also features the first trailer for director Luc Besson‘s Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson, our 22 Jump Street set visit coverage, the first teaser trailer for The Expendables 3, and a look at our most anticipated films from April to June. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.
The surprise success of 21 Jump Street was due, in no small part, to the on-screen relationship between Jonah HIll’s Schmidt and Channing Tatum’s Jenko. The boys are back in 22 Jump Street, the follow-up film that finds them graduating from high school to college in an attempt to infiltrate a criminal organization … when they’re not drinking, partying, and wooing the ladies.
During a visit to the New Orleans set, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Hill and Tatum about the sequel. They talked about the expectations for this film, their characters’ thoughts on returning to college, working with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller again, adding a Michael Bay-level of action to the film, and cameos. Hit the jump to see what they had to say, and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens June 13th.
Hot off the presses from our set visit report for 22 Jump Street, we’ve got seven new images from the comedy sequel to share with you. In addition to new looks at returning stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube, with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and new faces to the franchise Wyatt Russell and Jimmy Tatro.
Also starring Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts, 22 Jump Street opens June 13, 2014. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are having a pretty good year. Their latest animated effort, The LEGO Movie, has pulled in north of $400 million worldwide since its debut earlier this year. In fact, the directing team was busy finding time for that film’s editing process while filming their contrasting live-action sequel, 22 Jump Street. It was during this hectic period in their schedule that I joined a small group of online journalists to visit the set.
Lord and Miller talked about managing expectations of the sequel after the first film surprised people, subverting the conventions of sequels within the sequel itself, finding the limits of being too meta, a not-much-bigger budget, collaborating with everyone on set, and exploring the themes of bromance. Hit the jump to see what they had to say, and be sure to check out 22 Jump Street when it opens June 13th.
Perhaps best known for his work as a producer on The Fast and the Furious franchise, Neal H. Moritz was also instrumental in getting the surprisingly successful 21 Jump Street off the ground. It comes as no surprise, however, that Moritz is also behind the sequel, 22 Jump Street.
While on set, our small group of reporters had a chance to talk to Moritz about the scale of the sequel, its focus, callbacks to the original television series and the first film, finding the heart of the story, cameos, and the challenges of marketing the movie and managing expectations. Hit the jump to see what he had to say, and check out 22 Jump Street when it hits theaters June 13th.
If you’ve seen the recently released The LEGO Movie, you know that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have a good handle on humor. While the R-rated laughs found in the duo’s 21 Jump Street are obviously aimed at a different audience than the family-friendly film, they’re just as effective. We’ve seen two cuts of trailers for Lord and Miller’s sequel, 22 Jump Street, but a new version shows off a bit more footage and shares a few new laughs.
Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts, 22 Jump Street opens June 13, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Hopefully you’ve watched either the red-band trailer or the green-band trailer for 22 Jump Street, or maybe both. If still images are more your speed, the first poster and image for the film have just been released. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller return for the comedic sequel, along with the dynamic duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, who move from the halls of high school to the college classroom this time around. And as this new poster shows, they’ve apparently brought their golden gats, and as the image show, they’ve found a new and unique mode of transportation.
Hit the jump to check out the new poster. and image. The film also stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts. 22 Jump Street opens June 13th.
If you caught the recently released red-band trailer for 22 Jump Street and wanted just a bit more, you’re in luck! A new cut of the trailer is now available, and while it tones things down just enough to earn a green-band, it also features some new jokes from the action/comedy sequel. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller return, along with the dynamic duo of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, who move from the halls of high school to the college classroom this time around.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts. 22 Jump Street opens June 13, 2014.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are currently filming their comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, and if this new set video is any indication, they’re really upping the danger of the stunts. Co-star Channing Tatum recently tweeted this behind-the-scenes video of one such stunt that pays homage to Jean Claude Van Damme’s legendary flexibility. Jenko’s got some stretchin’ to do if he wants to compete with the Muscles from Brussels.
Also starring Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell and Jimmy Tatro, 22 Jump Street is due out June 13, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the stunt.
A few casting notices tonight:
- Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn signed on to lead the romantic drama The Age of Adaline about a young woman who stops aging after a near-fatal accident.
- Craig Roberts will take a supporting role in 22 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at college in the sequel.
- Speaking of the Jump Street star, Channing Tatum joins the voice cast of the Guillermo del Toro-produced cartoon Book of Life along with Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and many more.
More on each project after the jump.
Here’s another round of casting:
- Willem Dafoe (John Carter) has joined Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the adaptation of the John Green novel.
- Holly Hunter (Top of the Lake) now stars opposite Al Pacino in David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn. Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) and Harmony Korine (Stoker) also join.
- Amber Stevens (The Amazing Spider-Man) will join Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.
Hit the jump for more details on each announcement.
A minor yet amusing piece of news regarding the 21 Jump Street sequel has been announced. Embedded in a press release that announced a remake of the French film A Prophet produced by Neal Moritz, Sony has revealed that the title of the Jump Street sequel will be, appropriately enough, 22 Jump Street. Not too much is known about the follow-up as of now, but directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are expected to return, and the story will find Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s characters infiltrating a college campus. Moreover, Moritz previously told us that Ice Cube will indeed be reprising his fantastic role as Captain Dickson. 22 Jump Street will open in theaters on June 13, 2014.
With director Louis Leterrier’s (The Incredible Hulk) magician-centered thriller Now You See Me opening May 31st, I recently went to New Orleans to interview the cast. For those unfamiliar, the story follows an FBI squad on the heels of a team of bank-robbing magicians who share their profits with the audience, and the pic boasts an impressive ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Melanie Laurent and Morgan Freeman. For more on the film, watch six clips, or check out all our previous coverage.
During my interview with Dave Franco, he talked about how much fun he had making the movie, what he learned about magic, what it was like working for Louis Leterrier and his always moving camera, and more. In addition, he talked about if he’ll be in the 21 Jump Street sequel, and reveals Nicholas Stoller‘s Townies features tons of male nudity. Hit the jump to watch.