According to sources, Johnny Depp himself has confirmed the wild rumor about his appearance in '21 Jump Street', but he has not revealed anything specifically about his role. Meanwhile, the movie, which is produced by Columbia Pictures, is currently in production. It is scheduled to release on March 16, 2012.
However, '21 Jump Street' is an American crime drama series that was aired on the Fox Network from 1987 to 1991. The story revolves around a group of young cops, whose youthful appearance allows them to work undercover in high schools and colleges and search out troubled kids. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, its big screen adaptation will feature Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the lead roles.