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Sony Moves Ahead With '23 Jump Street,' Taps Writer

LOS ANGELES ( - Sony Pictures is starting work on "23 Jump Street," selecting Rodney Rothman to script for the third version of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill franchise. The directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed "21 Jump Street" and "22 Jump Street" are overseeing development of the script with Rothman. The duo will produce the third film with Neal Moritz, Hill and Tatum, but have not yet agreed to direct. Rothman was one of the screenplay writers on "22 Jump Street" along with Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel. He repped by UTA. "22 Jump Street" grossed $320 million worldwide. At the conclusion of "22...