Ryan Reynolds Hears 'Voices' for 'Persepolis' Director Marjane Satrapi
by Ethan Anderton
October 9, 2012
With DreamWorks Animation's The Croods (watch the first trailer here) and Turbo letting Ryan Reynolds provide the voices for two very different characters, the actor's next film will have him hearing voices this time around. Deadline has word that Reynolds is in early talks with Mandalay Vision and Vertigo Entertainment to lead The Voices, a psychological thriller that involves murder and a talking dog and cat. Originally Ben Stiller was slated to star in the film (the script appeared on the Black List back in 2009) for director Mark Romanek, but now it's Persepolis helmer Marjane Satrapi directing Reynolds. Read on!
The creepy, yet humorous story follows Jerry Hickfang (Reynolds) as he accidentally kills a woman he works with at a bathroom fixtures factory, only to begin taking advice from his evil, foul-mouthed cat Mr. Whiskers and the more benevolent dog Bosco. It's certainly dark, and seems different for Reynolds. Earlier this year he starred in Safe House, but otherwise his appearances in The Change-Up, The Croods, and Turbo are all comedic, not to mention R.I.P.D. on the way which will blend comedy and action. With a script from Paranormal Activity writer Michael R. Perry, this sounds like it will be more twisted than Reynolds' usual comedy fare, but that's just fine with me.