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‘22 Jump Street’ shoots on uptown campus

October 1, 2013 4:00 PM

New Wave staff
newwave@tulane.edu

The caravan of trucks, trailers and tents surrounding the Tulane University uptown campus caught the eyes of hundreds of students and fans who followed gold “22” signs to track down the shooting of the upcoming film, 22 Jump Street.

Stars of movie 22 Jump Street
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reprise their roles as Schmidt and Jenko on the Tulane University campus in a scene being filmed for 22 Jump Street on Tuesday (Oct. 1). (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

They found a jungle of filmmaking equipment set up on McAlister Way, where stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reunited in their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko.

“The Tulane campus is a perfect backdrop for Schmidt and Jenko to continue their Jump Street journey,” says producer Neal H. Moritz. “We can’t thank the Tulane staff, faculty and students enough for making our cast and crew feel so welcome.”

Principal photography began Sept. 28 on Columbia Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster 21 Jump Street, which took in more than $200 million at the worldwide box office.

In the action-comedy 22 Jump Street, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college.

“We were all so thrilled by the irreverent humor and the chemistry between Channing and Jonah as we sent them back to high school in the first film. So, of course, we just had to send them to college,” Moritz says. The production is filming in New Orleans and Puerto Rico.

Hill and Tatum add, “We are grateful to our friends at Sony and MGM for letting us do another one. We’re proud to be working alongside Phil, Chris, Neal, Ice Cube, Korean Jesus and the rest of our amazing crew and cast. As we all know, sequels are always better than the original. Every single time. This will be no exception. How are we still saying the exact same words at the same time?  This is crazy! Jump Street!”

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