Ice Cube: 22 Jump Street 'crazier' than original

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'22 Jump Street' star Ice Cube says the new movie is "crazier" than the 2012 original film.

'22 Jump Street' is "crazier" than the original film, according to Ice Cube.

The actor, who plays Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's boss in the comedy franchise, says directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made the sequel to hit comedy '21 Jump Street' even more outrageous.

He told "It's a lot crazier! If you give Phil Lord and Chris Miller more money, then they come up with more crazy stuff. We shot a lot of crazy s**t. We had fun. We were able to improv as much as we wanted. We were getting nice, juicy takes of all kinds of crazy stuff. You could damn near cut two movies together."

The 44-year-old star is set to reprise his role as Captain Dickson, who has the unenviable task of keeping bumbling police officers Jenko (Tatum) and Schmidt (Hill) in line.

Ice Cube admits he jumped at the opportunity to reprise his character in the upcoming follow-up film.

He said: "I always want to read the script before I totally commit, but it was pretty clear that they wanted me to be a part of the sequel and they wanted to beef up my role. You can't be mad at that. I told them to pencil me in and let me check it out."

22 Jump Street

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman
  • UK release: 6 June 2014

Undercover cops Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) swap high school for college in order to thwart another drugs ring. Hilarious sequel which manages to surpass the crowd-pleasing original by embracing its sequel-ness and going one better, with inspired gags, pumped-up action and scene-stealing support from Ice Cube as the…

Ice Cube

The American rapper and former member of NWA performs hip hop.


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