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'Comrade Detective' fuses 80s Romania with Channing Tatum

Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 01:36

The actor says he's unsure how people will react to his new satirical cop drama. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Channing Tatum may be often cast as the hunk in numerous Hollywood films, but his latest outing sees him break type, playing a gruff 1980s Romanian cop in a communist propaganda television series - or at least the voice of. "Comrade Detective" is a six-part series which follows the exploits of police detectives Gregor (Florin Piersic Jr.) and Iosif (Corneliu Ulici) as they try and discover who killed their colleague. However, the Romanian dialogue is gone and the voices are clumsily dubbed over by Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Speaking at the premiere of the show at the Arclight theater in Hollywood, Tatum said "It's so wild, I really have no idea what people are going to think. I think a lot of people think we're just saying whatever, we're ad libbing or coming up with whatever we think is funny and that's not it at all. We actually shot a Romanian cop show and we are just translating what they said in Romanian. I have no idea. We didn't intend with the political climate and everything that's going on, we had no intention of diving into the choppy waters that it is at the moment. That wasn't planned. It just sort of worked out this way." Tatum, who also executive produced the show, was joined on the red carpet by Gordon-Levitt, who described the show as "sort of meta on a meta." "Comrade Detective" goes on release on Amazon Prime on August 4.

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'Comrade Detective' fuses 80s Romania with Channing Tatum

Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 01:36