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Stars step out for 22 Jump Street

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill welcomed real policemen on the red carpet for their new film, 22 Jump Street, at its New York premiere.

The duo, who reprise their role as New York cops Greg Jenko and Morton Schmidt respectively in the comedy sequel, jokingly posed with handcuffs and had a laugh with their real-life counterparts at the AMC Lincoln Square.

Channing told the Hollywood Reporter that the film mirrors a lot of his life, saying: "There' s a lot in the movie that's actually so indicative of my life. There's a line, 'I'm the first person in my family to fake-go to college,' and that's pretty much the reality in my life."

The second instalment sees the pair going undercover at university and includes tongue-in-cheek references about Hollywood's interest in sequels.

"The big joke is, obviously, sequels are a terrible idea - they're just more expensive and worse than the first one, and they're 'missions', not movies," the actor explained.

Ice Cube, who returns as Captain Dickson, added: "It's fun - it includes the audience. And I'm the king of sequels!"

Directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller discussed the on-screen chemistry between Channing and Jonah, with Phil saying: "They're so natural, they play great together, they authentically care about one another and respect each other - it's great to see."

22 Jump Street opens in UK cinemas tomorrow (June 6).

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