Emma Stone, Lucy Liu voicing Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix announces voice talent from East and West for upcoming action game; stars from The Amazing Spider-Man, Kill Bill, Lost, Batman Begins, Die Another Day appearing.

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The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone and Kill Bill star Lucy Liu will play supporting roles in the upcoming action game Sleeping Dogs, publisher Square Enix has announced. The game's full voice acting cast is composed of actors from Asian and American movies and television shows.

Stone will play a supporting role in Sleeping Dogs.

Sleeping Dogs' main character--undercover officer Wei Shen--will feature the voice talent of Will Yun Lee, who played the villain in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day. The game's police inspector Pendrew will be played by Tom Wilkinson, who took on the role of a mafia man in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins.

Other actors lending their voices to Sleeping Dogs include Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs,The Grudge), who will play Wei Shen's childhood friend Jackie Mah. Additionally, Winston Chu will be played by Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow, The New Guy).

Rounding out the supporting cast in unspecified roles will be Robin Shou (Hard to Kill, Fatal Chase), Terence Yin (New Police Story, Colour of Truth), James Hong (Blade Runner, The Day the Earth Stood Still), Tzi-Ma (Rush Hour, The Quiet American), Yunjin Kim (Lost, Diary of June), and Kelly Hu (Martial Law, X2).

For more on the voice talent behind Sleeping Dogs, check out the video embedded below.

Sleeping Dogs--a revival of True Crime: Hong Kong--is an open-world action game set in Hong Kong. The game puts players in the boots of Wai Shen, an undercover police officer fighting through the seedy criminal underworld of the sprawling city. Sleeping Dogs will give players a variety of combat options, including gunplay and a hand-to-hand combat system that lets players use martial arts to bring down their enemies.

Sleeping Dogs is currently in development at United Front Games and is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on August 14. For more on Sleeping Dogs, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

Discussion

78 comments
JasonDarksavior
JasonDarksavior

Surprised that Edison is involved in this too, he's quite a famous Hong Kong celebrity 

uldan
uldan

Hope this game gonna be awesome :)

shadowkiller11
shadowkiller11

Not bad I liked the first two. Particularly the first.

JReefer1
JReefer1

reminds me of Stranglehold !

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

At first, I had zero interest in this game and then all of a sudden it's like 'boom' Lucy Liu, then 'BOOM' Emma Stone.

 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?!

digi-demon
digi-demon

Ageing/washed up actors should continue seek Dreamworks CGI movies to keep the pay checks coming in - leave video games alone plz

digi-demon
digi-demon

Totally not interested in big name actors voice work - the gameplay is what matters - big name hollywood window dressing does not sell me this or any game.

isshiah
isshiah

a mafia man?carmine falcone, thank you.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I think that although it's good to see some big names doing voice overs, it might be a risky move. I say this because there is plenty of voice actors out there waiting for their talent to be shown, who would be paid half the money. Granted good voice acting is a plus, but it shouldn't be something that can make or break the game. I buy games to play not to listen to.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Not surprising since True Crime LA and New York had major actors/voice actors in those games:

 

LA- Christoper Walken, Michelle Rodriguez, Gary Oldman, Grey Delisle

New York- Christopher Walken, Lawrence Fishburne, Mickey Rourke

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

The cast seems good but I'm still not interested in this game....

I hated the True Crime games, just really bad games honestly but True Crime: New York had two gems.....the samurai dual with that black guy....can't remember his name or who the voice actor was or anything but the fight itself was awesome and the whole Redman bit was insane and funny as hell....

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

the cast of sleeping dog should have been in the movie... the last airbender

Champ98
Champ98

Why is this annoying Emma Stone showing up all over the place? 

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

I'm so impressed with the combat system in this game. It's not perfect but it's satisfying to see round house kicks like that. GTA and Yakuza had a baby, and it was called Sleeping Dogs. Cannot wait!!

vader501st
vader501st

Emma Stone's among the most attractive females I've ever seen, alongside Christina Hendricks and a handful of others.

 

Talented as well.

emperiox
emperiox

The only thing I want Lucy Liu and Emma Stone to voice is their whispers of pleasure in my ear when we're in bed together. ;)

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

A Chow Yun Fat cameo would be ace as well....

chechak7
chechak7

i hope seeing Lucy Liu  in mirror edge

ahpuck
ahpuck

 Emma is EVERYWHERE! Not that I'm complaining.

Driscoal
Driscoal

Fifty thousand dollars for two, maybe three days work? Indeed...

Humdinger80
Humdinger80

Would rather see the rescources for this be put to making sure actual gameplay is fun and innovative, combat mechanics tight and responsive and dialouge options are varied and interesting etc. I was looking forward to a chinese language track with english subtitles anyway =( oh well...

marlobc
marlobc

Emma Stone is amazing,her voice is perfect

zzamaro
zzamaro

I have no idea who she is. Didn't see those movies either.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Tom Wilkinson is fantastic, glad to see he's in this.

5sonic
5sonic

Cast is looking great. Kind of sad that people only know Tom Wilkinson from Batman Begins, but I guess that's what happens when you star in a blockbuster...

KFHEWUI
KFHEWUI

Hmm...

 

Does any one know if Sammo Hung is still involved as a voice actor? That is one of the reasons I was interested in this game.

Camnovic
Camnovic

Emma Stone will have a place to sit as long as I have a face...well even if I don't have a face...

armedvigilante
armedvigilante

but it looks wierd when white people voice clearly asian people

tu2pac
tu2pac

Game will still only sell 500,000 copies ... which is seen as failure ... these days

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

 @Champ98 Because she's a good actress that has been in some popular movies? 

Wizallah
Wizallah

 @Humdinger80 Dude, do you know how long this game has been in development? They are happy with the game play. It's time for some quality voice work.

isshiah
isshiah

 @armedvigilante  a hollywood epic about ancient rome will use english accents. because it a well known fact that julius caesar came from london.

cdragon_88
cdragon_88

 @tu2pac Why spend so much money on voice acting? 500,000 won't cut the budget and that's why it will fail. I said it once and I'll say it again, game devs/pubs need to learn how to budget their games correctly. It's nice to have these famous folks but really unnecessary. 

emperiox
emperiox

 @Maher97 oh god YES. What could be better than making out with Lucy Liu or Emma Stone? ;]

Darkhearted91
Darkhearted91

 @cdragon_88 Its not like they had to start form scratch on this game, they bought a piece of "garbage"(as it was deemed by activision) and polished it up tweeked it and turned it into a Hong Kong action movie, so adding these big names wont break their bank when you really think about it. Making Sleeping Dogs is like refurbishing an already built house, you just tear down some walls and change a few thing a viola' you have a nice house

jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

 @cdragon_88

 

I'll bet this cast is not as expensive as the article makes it seem. The biggent talent (dollar-wise) will be Stone and Liu. Everyone else, while certainly recognizable to fans of whatever they were in (<3 Yunjin Kim), doesn't really have a big Hollywood name, or anything. And their roles probably won't be that large.

 

Still, I do wonder how much it cost, considering how well a big-budget game needs to sell in order to be profitable.