Men in Black/Jump Street Crossover Is Happening, New Details Revealed

Get the details on the action-comedy's reported cast, production start date, and more.


The rumors were right, apparently. Variety reports today that Sony is working on a Men in Black/Jump Street crossover film, confirming rumors that stemmed from the Sony email hack.

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Sources told the Hollywood news site that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will reprise their roles as Jenko and Schmidt and will also serve as producers. The Muppets director James Bobin is reportedly being eyed to helm the action-comedy, while production could start in June, despite no official greenlight yet.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones from the Men in Black series, however, are not coming back for the crossover, according to Variety. Instead, the roles of Agent Jay and Agent Kay will be filled by "younger, fresher faces."

Bobin is taking over for 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the report says, because the pair are now working on Disney's Han Solo movie.

Story details for 23 Jump Street/Men in Black are being kept under wraps for now. In fact, Variety reported that Sony is requiring that most people drive to its studio HQ to read the script. The script was written by Rodney Rothman, who worked on 22 Jump Street.

Men in Black producers Walker Parkes and Laurie MacDonald said in 2015 that a Sony is also considering reviving the Men in Black series for a new trilogy, though it's unclear if Smith will be involved.

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