Chew, the upcoming animated feature adaptation of the acclaimed Image Comics series by John Layman and Rob Guillory, has cast two of its leads! The Hollywood Reporter brings word that “The Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun will voice the eponymous and homonymic Detective Tony Chu with Felicia Day (“The Guild”) providing the voice of food critic and love interest Amelia Mintz.
The series, which launched in 2009, is officially described as follows:
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Jeff Krelitz is directing the animated film, which is likely to skip a theatrical release and go straight to home video. Layman himself is providing the screenplay with Krelitz also producing alongside David Boxenbaum through their Heavy Metal brand. Layman and Guillory will also executive produce with Scott Boxenbaum and Dan Tischler.
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