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OTRC: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get an education in '21 Jump Street' trailer

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill appear in a still from '21 Jump Street.' (Columbia Pictures)

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill make their "21 Jump Street" debut in a new trailer for the film, which is slated to hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

"21 Jump Street" follows an undercover police unit that are taxed with infiltrating a local high school. Tatum and Hill get into plenty of shenanigans trying to pass as teenagers and from the looks of the trailer, the filmmakers took advantage of the comedic potential of the situation.

The film is based on a police procedural crime drama that aired from 1987 to 1991 and is often credited with launching Johnny Depp's career.

Depp is set to make a cameo in the new film, OnTheRedCarpet.com confirmed in April.

The 47-year-old actor played Officer Tom Hanson on the 1980s cop series, which helped make him famous. Last year, Depp told MTV News he was "into" the idea of appearing in the movie, which sees Channing Tatum portraying his old role, but that no one had approached him about it.

Depp's spokesperson on Tuesday, April 26, confirmed a report by ComingSoon.net, which said Depp will have a small cameo part in the new film. His role was not revealed.

Aside from Tatum, others set to star in the new movie are Jonah Hill, Rob Riggle, Nick Offerman, DeRay Davis, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Brie Larson, who will portray the female lead, and Ice Cube, who will play the police captain.

"21 Jump Street" the television show also featured Holly Robinson Peete of the CBS show "The Talk" as well as Peter DeLuise and depicted young officers going undercover, often in high schools. Michael Bendetti was cast in the lead role following Depp's departure before the fifth and final season began in 1991.

Depp has said he hated being contractually bound to "21 Jump Street" the series, but agreed it helped make him a household name.

Watch the trailer for "21 Jump Street" below.

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