21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Michael Bacall starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. An adaptation of the 1987 television series of the same name by Stephen. 21 Jump Street (2012) on IMDb: In high school, Schmidt. Rookie cops Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover as students to bust a high school drug ring - with hysterically disastrous results! Directed by: Phil.