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A Franco joins 21 Jump Street, but not the one you think

Apr. 11, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Good, I was going to have to jam a pen through my hand if I had to write one more "James Franco joins ______" stories, as I've done probably 20 in the last few months.

Rather, the Franco in question joining 21 JUMP STREET is James' little brother Dave, who I know best from the Funny or Die series, Acting with James Franco. But in reality, he's been a part of a lot of projects from Greek to Scrubs to most recently FRIGHT NIGHT.

The younger Franco joins the cast as a drug dealing high school student, presumably eventually busted by the duo of undercover cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Deadline points out that Franco is 26, Hill is 28 and Tatum is 31, and it seems this movie really will be stretching the bounds of "playing high school."

No word yet on if Johnny Depp will be making his promised cameo, but he certainly seems like he's good natured enough to deliver on his word.

Extra Tidbit: I respect those eyebrows. I have those eyebrows.
Source: Deadline

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3:02PM on 04/11/2011
Minor pet peeve, I suppose, but it's just silly how old 'high school' characters look in Hollywood movies. I live in a college town, and most of the college kids look younger than Tatum and Hill. Late 20s actors don't look like 15-18 year olds! Gargh.
Minor pet peeve, I suppose, but it's just silly how old 'high school' characters look in Hollywood movies. I live in a college town, and most of the college kids look younger than Tatum and Hill. Late 20s actors don't look like 15-18 year olds! Gargh.
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5:03PM on 04/11/2011

I'm not gay...

but damn the Franco's have a good looking gene pool.
but damn the Franco's have a good looking gene pool.
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7:35AM on 04/12/2011
das gay
das gay
6:31PM on 04/13/2011
This movie does not interest me one bit since i was never really into 21 jump street anyway..not even a johnny depp cameo/apprearance can convince me.
This movie does not interest me one bit since i was never really into 21 jump street anyway..not even a johnny depp cameo/apprearance can convince me.
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2:12PM on 04/11/2011

nepotism check...

will the joblo community receive this news with the same scorn they have for Jaden Smith?
will the joblo community receive this news with the same scorn they have for Jaden Smith?
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2:28PM on 04/11/2011
This is good casting.

Granted, I have only seen him on "Scrubs", but his character was funny.
This is good casting.

Granted, I have only seen him on "Scrubs", but his character was funny.
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