Lionsgate Picks Up Ryan Reynolds' Serial Killer Comedy 'The Voices'
Briefly: We're happy to report some acquisition news for a unique film out of Sundance that needed a good distributor. The Wrap is reporting that Lionsgate has acquired US release rights to the film The Voices, directed by Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums) from a screenplay by Michael R. Perry. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as a cheerful factory worker who is actually a serial killer that talks to his pets, a dog and a cat. The film received quite a few positive reviews, I wasn't sure what to make of it, but The Film Stage's Jordan Raup called it "one of the most unbridled, troubling, and hilarious films of recent years". No actual release date it set yet, however we expect Lionsgate to put it out in theaters sometime later this year.
Commenting on the news, Marjane Satrapi said: "I am very excited and happy that Lionsgate is distributing my film. I know my baby is in great hands." Producers Adi Shankar & Matthew Rhodes add: "We are really pleased to have made what's been called the ultimate WTF horror comedy at Sundance. With their impressive ability to champion such bold, genre bending pictures, we know Lionsgate is the perfect home for this film." Keep watch for updates on this wacky, original indie film. Interesting to note, Lionsgate also release Ryan Reynolds other odd Sundance thriller, Buried, where he's stuck in a buried coffin the entire movie. This one is a bit different, it may also turn away some people all the same, but there's nothing like it.