Writers From Broad City Sign On for Female Version Of 21 Jump Street


For those have you who have been yearning for more lady versions of dude-centric comedies, here’s some interesting news: Sony is making a female version of 21 Jump Street. Even better, they’ve hired two writers from Broad City—Lucia Aniello and Paul Downs—to pen the script.

This female interpretation would be a part of a planned expansion of the 21 Jump Street universe, The Wrap reports, which also includes a crossover with the Men In Black movies. That’s right, we can expect to see Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill stepping in the shoes of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, chasing after extraterrestrials instead of fighting crime. While we definitely need more all-female comedies to exist and I will say how excited I am for the female Ghostbusters to happen, must we have more “female versions” of movies? Can’t we just have some original ideas? Then again, I will be real and admit that I totally wouldn’t mind a female Indiana Jones or better yet, a female version of Kurt Russell as Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China.

No news on potential castings for this new wave Cagney and Lacey yet, though I’m crossing fingers that with the Broad City connection, they could get Abbi and Ilana involved somehow. A cameo where they play some highfalutin criminal masterminds, perhaps?

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