While James Franco is off multi-tasking like some kind of battery-powered cyborg, it seems his brother Dave Franco may be preparing to take the spotlight.

Deadline reports that the 25-year-old has just signed on to play the villain in the upcoming movie reboot of the popular '80s TV show, 21 Jump Street, and already there’s big name buzz surrounding the movie—it’s rumored that Johnny Depp, one of the show’s original stars, might take off his pirate hat long enough to make a cameo in the film! Additionally, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have both signed on to the film, which is sort of weird considering that none of them look like teenagers. But let’s be honest here: It wouldn’t really be Hollywood if thirty-somethings weren’t playing high-schoolers.

Following a few small roles in flicks like Superbad and Greenberg (and a starring role in the largely unwatched final season of Scrubs), this is one of Dave's first big breaks. The other is landing a starring role in the horror remake Fright Night, which stars Anton YelchinColin Farrell, and McLovin’ Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

[via Deadline]

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