As Ryan Reynolds continues to distance himself from the romantic comedy genre, carving out a place in Hollywood as a genuine and versatile persona, the actor has encountered his fair share of non-starters. So, with RIPD, A Million Ways to Die in the West along with The Green Lantern filling up his extensive back catalog, Reynolds has switched gears to pursue the R-rated comedy for Marjane Satrapi’s offbeat film, The Voices.
In it, the actor stars as Jerry Hickfang, a mentally unstable warehouse worker who just so happens to have the ability to hear what his pets are thinking. But Dr. Dolittle this is not, as soon Jerry is coaxed into performing unthinkable deeds all in the name of, well, Mr. Deeds, his equally-unstable feline companion.
We’ve seen from the footage released thus far that The Voices will send Reynold’s naive protagonist down a pretty dark path, and given that this most recent poster features the severed heads of Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick, we’re going to go out on a limb and say that you’ve probably never seen anything like this before.
The Voices will bring a whole new, slightly bonkers twist to the dark comedy genre when Marjane Satrapi’s film arrives in select theaters and VOD services. For more on Reynolds’ latest, be sure to check our exclusive interview with the star of the film as well as our review.
THE VOICES is a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry’s perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path.