All-female remakes are a dime a dozen today. GhostBusters, the Ocean’s franchise and now, 21 Jump Street (the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill model, that’s). Although the comedy collection does really feel just a little younger for a remake (22 Jump Street was launched solely 4 years in the past), the highschool boy humour of Tatum and Hill would definitely revenue from a feminine perspective.
According to Collider, that perspective might come one in every of comedy’s present superstars, Tiffany Haddish. Despite what Kat Williams says about her comedic talents, Haddish is now a bonafide A-list moneymaker. She’s starred in Girl’s Trip which pulled $140 million worldwide and Night School with Kevin Hart, one other $100 million-plus film.
A remake of 21 Jump Street will want extra than simply Haddish, although. As you might bear in mind (I do know 4 years is a very long time), these films are the quintessence of buddy-cop comedy and are direct descendants of films like Hot Fuzz and The Other Guys and so, Haddish will want a associate. Per Jeff Sneider of Collider, “a number of sources say that Awkwafina is on the high of Sony’s record.”
Who is Awkwafina? First of all, she starred in one of many largest films of the 12 months Crazy Rich Asians, which grossed greater than 1 / 4 of a billion and counting. She’s additionally been in an all-female remake already this 12 months: Ocean’s eight. What’s most vital, although, is how she received her begin: