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Dave Franco In '21 Jump Street': Actor Joins Reboot Of TV Cop Show

04/09/2011 09:29 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2011

Dave Franco has gone from medical school to undergrad and now, all the way back to high school.

The actor, brother of Oscar-nominee James Franco but now a star in his own right, has been cast in the upcoming big screen reboot of the late 80's/early 90's TV cop series, "21 Jump Street." Starring Channing Tatum and a slimmed down Jonah Hill, the film brings back to life Johnny Depp's breakout role as a cop who infiltrates schools, posing as a student, to breakup drug rings. According to Deadline, Franco, 26, will play Eric, the most popular kid in high school and a massive drug dealer.

It's been a busy week for "21 Jump Street"; the film is close to casting Rob Riggle as its other main villain, a drug dealer posing as a concerned father.

Franco's biggest credits have come on TV; he played a medical intern in the final season of "Scrubs," and had a guest arc on the ABC Family college show, "Greek." He's also appeared in bit parts in some of his brothers films, including "Milk" and "Pineapple Express." Franco is currently filming "Friday Night," a comedy vampire film starring Colin Farrell.

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