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'21 Jump Street' Grabs Brie Larson As Lead

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Mar 04, 2011 | 11:58am EST

Brie Larson21 Jump Street has found its leading lady: Brie Larson.

The actress joins Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube in the flick, a reboot of the '80s television show that centered on young cops working in high schools and colleges (and, perhaps most famously, launched Johnny Depp's career). Hill penned the picture with his writing partner Michael Bacall and it will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Larson comes from a background based in television, gaining notoriety from a role in the Showtime series United States of Tara. But folks might also recognize her from appearances in last years' films Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Greenberg, which showcased her ability to channel everything from Edgar Wright's over-the-top and in-your-face action to Noah Baumbach's sensitivity. In short? The girl can act.

Source: Deadline

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