Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Dub Voices for Romanian Action-Comedy

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Actors Channing Tatum (L) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the grand opening of "Magic Mike Live Las Vegas" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hollywood stars Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will provide voiceover performances for Comrade Detective, an action-comedy taking place in 1980s Romania.

The half-hour, live-action series will premiere Aug. 4 on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Starring Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici, the show is presented in Romanian and dubbed in English.

Also recording lines of dialogue in English for the project are Jenny Slate, Chloë Sevigny, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Tracey Letts, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton Duplass, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham and John Early.

"In a world of global television, it was inevitable that the best comedy of the year would come from Romania. Well, that day has come," Joe Lewis, head of comedy, drama and virtual reality at Amazon Studios, said in a statement Thursday. "Comrade Detective is unbelievably compelling, visually brilliant, and Gregor and Iosef are the heroes we need. Thanks to A24, Channing Tatum, Rhys Thomas, Brian Gatewood, Alex Tanaka, as well as the incredibly creative team behind this wild new series."

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"As passionate fans of cinema and television, we have long heard about this genre-defining show and are thrilled to work with Free Association and Amazon to bring it to audiences," added production company A24.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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