Channing Tatum and Paul Rudd are among the stars who are set to make cameo appearances in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

Also guest starring in the episode are Pineapple Express star Seth Rogen, Knocked Up director Judd Apatow, his wife, actress Leslie Mann and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.

The show, titled Steal This Episode, is set to air in January and sees Homer screening illegally-downloaded movies for Springfield residents in his backyard.

Simpsons producer Matt Selman said that Tatum's guest appearance as himself will have an interesting "twist".

He told Entertainment Weekly: "Channing Tatum loves to do surprise twists in movies, a la This Is the End, and he has a surprise twist in this one too."

It was previously announced that Arrested Development star Will Arnett will play a role in Steal This Episode as a federal agent trying to bring Homer down.