Ellie Kemper Lands Romantic Lead in ‘21 Jump Street’

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Kevin Crossman
Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper

Fresh from success in the breakout Bridesmaids (the first movie with five consecutive $10m plus weekends), Ellie Kemper has landed a costarring role opposite Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street. According to Variety, Kemper will play a chemistry teacher at the High School where Tatum and Jonah Hill will be going undercover as students. Kemper briefly appeared in Get Him to the Greek with Jonah Hill and is also currently costarring on The Office.

21 Jump Street is currently filming and also stars Brie Larson and Ice Cube, with cameo expected from Johnny Depp. The movie opens in March 2012.

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