Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are forced to consume drugs in a first clip for "21 Jump Street". Being unleashed exclusively via IGN, the snippet offers a look at an R-rated scene where the two lead actors are told to swallow drugs before rushing into a toilet to throw them up. They are seen groping each others' throat to dig out the drugs, but eventually they fail.
Hill and Tatum star as Schmidt and Jenko respectively. The two are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind by joining the police force. They then get tasked to take part in a secret Jump Street unit, where they are told to go undercover in a local high school to chase down a drug ring.
Sharing his experience in tackling the role as a high school student, Hill told IGN, "The '80s bully would be like Billy Zabka from 'The Karate Kid' or just the super-handsome tough dudes and the nerds of 'Saved by the Bell' with suspeners and glasses... I think we just wanted it to be the opposite of the way it was when we went to school."
The Oscar nominee added, "In doing research, we found out that it is really cool to be into the environment, and to be more thoughtful. It was also really important in casting a guy like Chan, and myself together, that we want to play on your expectations."
"The expectation was that Chan would go back and be the coolest guy in school, and I'd be more of an outcast," Hill explained. "We wanted to flip it and do the exact opposite. I think that's one of the best decisions we've made on this movie."
An adaptation of Johnny Depp's 1980s hit TV series, "21 Jump Street" is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Brie Larson, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle and Johnny Simmons also support the adult comedy film, which will arrive in the U.S. theaters on March 16.