’21 Jump Street’ Exclusive Clip Sneak Peek

New, nearly five-minute-long clip featuring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is action-packed and F-bomb-filled.
By Kara Warner, with additional reporting by Josh Horowitz

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in "21 Jump Street"
Photo: Columbia Pictures

If you think you've already seen enough "21 Jump Street" clips and red-band trailers to fully whet your appetite for the upcoming release of the action comedy, think again. MTV News got our hands on an exclusive new trailer that is action-packed, F-bomb-filled and nearly five minutes in length. We're confident that there's something for everyone age 17 and up here. But don't just take our word for it — click through to see for yourself.

The lengthy clip opens with an introduction to our would-be heroes, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum), who are fresh out of the police academy and not quite as badass at being cops as they thought they would be. After a botched arrest, their boss (deftly played by "Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman) sends them to be a part of a recently revived high school undercover program that is introduced by intense overlord Captain Dickson (Ice Cube). While Dickson speaks about the dos and don'ts involved in the program — particularly the rules that must not be broken — the clip cuts to specific hilarious scenes from the film that show Schmidt and Jenko breaking all said rules: starting fights with students, doing drugs, serving alcohol to minors and the like. The action quickly escalates, from trying to infiltrate the high school drug trade with a party that gets out of control (Schmidt gets a knife in the shoulder in the process) to a full-on shoot-out that has the boys shooting guns from a limo. It's a lot to take in, and perfect for multiple viewings.

When MTV News caught up with the two talented stars recently, they talked about going all out for the film and taking chances with casting.

"You never know what's going to be funny," Tatum said. "You've got to sort of just go and fall on your face to see if anything can fly. Something that's funny on the day won't be funny in front of people. And Jonah and [directors] Chris [Miller] and Phil [Lord] and everybody just made it a really safe environment to kind of just try things out."

"We needed someone from the action world who had credibility because I wanted the movie to feel like 'Bad Boys' meets a John Hughes movie," Hill, who also served as a producer on the film, said about wanting to cast someone unexpected like Tatum.

"Channing, out of all the guys from the action world, I feel is the best actor out of all of them. I'd seen him in "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and I thought it was one of the most brilliant performances I've ever seen. I was like, 'That guy is amazing and no one would expect him to do this. And that's exactly why I should call him up right now and offer him the part.' And I called him and begged him to do it. And he said yes."

Check out everything we've got on "21 Jump Street."

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