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'21 Jump Street' to Have World Premiere at 2012 South by Southwest Festival

February 02, 2012 03:05:33 GMT

The Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum-starring movie will be screened at this year's SXSW, along with Chris Hemsworth's 'Cabin in the Woods' and Matthew McConaughey's 'Killer Joe' among others.


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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's anticipated remake comedy "21 Jump Street" is set to have its world premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. On Wednesday, February 1, SXSW organizers announced that the movie will have its special screening at the festival on March 12.

The remake of Johnny Depp-starring 1980s TV hit show is due to open wide in the U.S. on March 16, four days after the screening. The story is about two cops who are sent to do undercover work in high schools and colleges to catch troubled youths.

In addition to "21 Jump Street", SXSW announced other movies that are lining up to be screened at the festival. Among those that steal the attention are Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary "Marley", as well as Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's thriller "The Cabin in the Woods", which stars Chris Hemsworth.

William Friedkin's violent black comedy "Killer Joe" which stars Matthew McConaughey, and Daniel Nettheim's survival thriller "The Hunter (2012)" which stars Willem Dafoe are also in the line-up of Headliners movie list at the festival.

Sony Pictures' martial arts pic "The Raid", which received praises at Toronto and Sundance Film Festival, is joining the Festival Favorite line-up. Meanwhile, Will Ferrell's Spanish language comedy "Casa De Mi Padre is listed in the Special Events line-up.

This year's SXSW will run from March 9 to 17 and includes total of 130 feature films. Of the upcoming event, SXSW producer Janet Pierson said, "We look for stuff that's smarter, edgier, raunchier and with a point of view. If there's something that makes people uncomfortable and is pushing boundaries, we're embracing it."

Narrative Feature Competition:

  • "Booster" - directed by Matt Ruskin, starring Nico Stone, Adam DuPaul and Seymour Cassel.
  • "Eden" - directed by Megan Griffiths, starring Jamie Chung, Matt O'Leary and Beau Bridges.
  • "Gayby" - directed by Jonathan Lisecki, starring Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas.
  • "Gimme the Loot" - directed by Adam Leon, starring Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson.
  • "Los Chidos" - directed by Omar Rodriguez Lopez, starring Kim Stodel and Maria De Jesus.
  • "Pilgrim Song" - directed by Martha Stephens, starring Timothy Morton and Bryan Marshall.
  • "Starlet" - directed by Sean Baker, starring Dree Hemingway and Besedka Johnson.
  • "The Taiwan Oyster" - directed by Mark Jarrett, starring Billy Harvey, Jeff Palmiotti and Leonora Lim.
Dosumentary Feature Competition:
  • "Bay of All Saints" - directed by Annie Eastman
  • "Beware of Mr. Baker" - directed by Jay Bulger
  • "The Central Park Effect" - directed by Jeffrey Kimball
  • "Jeff" - directed by Chris James Thompson
  • "Seeking Asian Female" - directed by Debbie Lum
  • "The Sheik and I" - directed by Caveh Zahedi
  • "The Source" - directed by Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos
  • "Welcome to the Machine" - directed by Avi Zev Weider
Headliners: Narrative Spotlight: Documentary Spotlight:
  • "Celebrity" - directed by Kevin Mazur, featuring Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker and Elton John.
  • "America's Parking Lot" - directed by Jonny Mars, featuring the Dallas Cowboys.
  • "The Announcement" - directed by Nelson George, featuring Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
  • "Beauty Is Embarrassing" - directed by Neil Berkeley, featuring Wayne White.
  • "Brooklyn Castle" - directed by Katie Dellamaggiore.a
  • "Code of the West" - directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen.
  • "Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes" - directed by M. Slinger.
  • "Girl Model" - directed by A. Sabin and David Redmon
  • "Gregory Crewson: Brief Encounters" - directed by Ben Shapiro, featuring Gregory Crewdson
  • "Just Like Being There" - directed by Scout Shannon, featuring Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan.
  • "Scarlet Road" - directed by Catherine Scott, featuring Rachel Wotton.
  • "Trash Dance" - directed by Andrew Garrison.a
  • "Waiting for Lightning" - directed by Jacob Rosenberg, featuring Danny Way
  • "Wikileaks: Secrets & Lies" - directed by Patrick Forbes
  • "WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" - directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.
Festival Favorites:
  • "Beast" - directed by Christoffer Boe, starring Nicolas Bro and Marijana Jankovic.
  • "The Comedy" - directed by Rick Alverson, starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
  • "Dreams of a Life" - directed by Carol Morley.
  • "God Bless America" - directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr.
  • "The Imposter" - directed by Bart Layton.
  • "Indie Game: The Movie" - directed by Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
  • "KID-THING" - directed by David Zellner, starring Sydney Aguirre and Susan Tyrrell.
  • "Last Call at the Oasis" - directed by Jessica Yu (documentary).
  • "Lovely Molly" - directed by Eduardo Sanchez, starring Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis and Alexandra Holden.
  • "The Raid" - directed by Gareth Huw Evans, starring Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim.
  • "WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists" - directed by Brian Knappenberger.
Special Events:
  • "Bernie" - directed by Richard Linklater, starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.
  • "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" - directed by Drew Denicola, work-in-progress documentary.
  • "Casa De Mi Padre" - directed by Matt Piedmont, starring Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Vernal and Diego Luna.
  • "Girl Walk // All Day" - directed by Jacob Krupnick, starring Anne Marsen, John Doyle, Daisuke Omiya and the music of Girl Talk.
  • "Re:Generation" - directed by Amir Bar Lev.
  • "Renga" - directed by Adam Russell and John Sear


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