You get the feeling that Sony thinks it got it figured out why the female-driven version of Ghostbusters didn’t work. It’s not because there are pig-dog men who throw a tantrum any time a woman takes over a rile a man has done. No, it must be because the stars of that film stars only appeared in Entertainment Weekly every other week instead of every week.
Collider is reporting that the studios is pursuing the incredibly buzzworthy actresses Tiffany Haddish and Awkwafina to star in their gender-swapped 21 Jump Street reboot.
Haddish is still riding high after her breakthrough role in 2017’s Girls Trip and Awkwafina experienced a breakthrough of her own with roles on Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians.
Collider states that this time around, the pair will play cops infiltrating a high school, except that Haddish will be playing a teacher and Awkwafina her daughter, who is a student.
Now comes the point in the article where I remind you that Sony has already rebooted 21 Jump Street only six years ago, and that reboot had a sequel that arrived only four years ago. So, no one is clamoring for a redo already. However, this reboot will be written and directed by Rodney Rothman, who wrote the sequel 22 Jump Street and the directors of the previous reboot, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, are producing this film. Hopefully this means that this will be a spin-off and not a reboot.