It's a dirty job, but Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have got to do it.
We have to admit, we didn't think "21 Jump Street" was going to go the whole "raunchy R-rated comedy" route. Indeed, the movie version of the beloved '80s television show looks like it could've been made by Judd Apatow. But it looks like this unexpected approach to the material is going to work out just fine.
Tatum and Hill appear to make a fantastic odd couple in this tale of two young police officers who go deep undercover in a high school to stop all the bad kids from doing drugs -- Tatum continues to get more confident with each film role, and this is the first time that the sight of "skinny Jonah" hasn't been a jarring one. Ice Cube and Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreation" (who can just go ahead and be in every single movie ever made as far as we're concerned) also provide some good laughs.
No sign of Johnny Depp's much-ballyhooed cameo, but you didn't think they would play that card just yet, did you? They certainly play quite a few, though -- the trailer is over three minutes long and chock full of what seem like A-list funny bits.
Check out the (rather long) red band trailer below, courtesy of YouTube. "21 Jump Street" opens March 16, 2012.
WARNING: Most certainly NSFW due to rampant vulgarity and crude hurlyburly.