You know shit has hit the fan once you start taking advice from your cat and dog. That or you’ve just done a mountain of cocain; either way, this is the problem that Ryan Reynolds’ Jerry Hickfang find himself in with Marjane Satrapi’s genre-bending flick The Voices after he accidentally kills his girlfriend.
The Voices was recently announced by to play as part of the out-of-competition section at the Sundance Film Festival in January and we’ve been treated to the film’s very first still. In it we see Reynolds talking to his evil cat while a severed head stares back at him from the coffee table. Reynolds is coming off quite the dud (I’m looking at you R.I.P.D.) so an indie dark-comedy like this one should be the perfect bounce-back film for him. Reynolds certainly has the acting chops to tackle any genre (just look at Buried), but he’s always had a special knack for the comedy side of things so I have high hopes for this one.
Here’s how it goes:
The Voices centers around Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for attention from a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.
Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton (below), Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver all star. Look for more soon, folks!