'21 Jump Street' to premiere as SXSW centerpiece

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 1 at 4:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming remaking of "21 Jump Street" will premiere as the centerpiece of Austin's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.

The action-comedy stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in a big screen version of the 1980s Johnny Depp TV series. It will screen March 12 at SXSW, which runs March 9-17.

The conference also announced its closing film will be "Big Easy Express," a documentary about a group of touring folk bands including Mumford & Sons.

SXSW earlier announced that "The Cabin in the Woods," an anticipated horror film co-written by Joss Whedon, will open the festival.

On Wednesday, the festival announced its full slate of 130 features at SXSW 2012. Those were selected from a record 1,957 feature-length submissions.

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