'21 Jump Street' to premiere as SXSW centerpiece

February 1, 2012 - 5:05 PM
Film-SXSW

In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Channing Tatum, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from the film "21 Jump Street." The film will premiere as the centerpiece of Austin’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. It will screen March 12 at SXSW, which runs March 9-17. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures/Sony, Scott Garfield)

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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