Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in Psychological Thriller ‘The Voices’

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Ryan Reynolds The Voices Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in Psychological Thriller The Voices

Over the last few years, Ryan Reynolds has mostly starred in big-budget action films, like the superhero movie Green Lantern and last year’s thriller Safe House. That won’t be changing anytime soon either, with the actor playing the lead roles in The Highlander reboot and the comic book adaptation R.I.P.D.

However, Reynolds isn’t just an action star. Throughout his career, the Canadian actor has also taken time to play smaller dramatic roles, showing his range in films such as the critically-acclaimed thriller Buried. Now it looks like Reynolds is planning to make room in his busy schedule for at least one smaller dramatic project.

According to Deadline, Reynolds is currently in negotiations to star in the thriller The Voices. From its description, The Voices, which was voted onto the 2009 Black List, sounds quite unusual. Here’s a synopsis from Deadline:

Reynolds is in talks to play Jerry Hickfang, a lovable but strange bathtub factory worker who yearns for the attention of 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 that ultimately brings him to salvation.

Say what you will about the premise, but it’s these kind of offbeat movies that tend to challenge actors the most, which is no doubt why Reynolds is considering the role. We know Reynolds can do comedy well and we’ve seen him in thrillers, but can he combine the two into what sounds like a disturbing and darkly comic character?

Ryan Reynolds in Safe House1 Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in Psychological Thriller The Voices

Ryan Reynolds in ‘Safe House’

We’ll have more news on Reynolds involvement in The Voices as it comes out. The film, which is expected to begin filming in early 2013, will be directed by Academy Award nominee Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and written by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity 2).

Does The Voices sound interesting to you? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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  1. In where Ryan Reynolds will play a guy who is a smart *** and is shirtless in one scene or another……… As usual. -.- lol.

    • Actually, he was great in “Buried”…and not his usual type of character.

  2. Very interesting. I always love when writers choose the weirdest occupations. It will be interesting to see how the profession fits in. If it does change anything. I’ll definitely check this out. Ryan Reynolds has come along way. One of my favorites now. Still hoping for Deadpool movie though. I know its a long shot but hoping that the new game can jump start the production of the movie.

  3. i want deadpool movie and custom spin off suit now!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. DEADPOOL! NOW!

  5. I think the premise sounds interesting, and I would like to see Reynolds push himself in this kind of role. The only thing that puts me off is it being written by Michael Perry, as I thought the Paranormal Activity films were dreadful.

  6. It will be very interesting to see Ryan Reynolds in the psychological thriller. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate that it is for more serious roles.

  7. some of the scenes had now been produced in eastberlin and i was standing 20 meters away from him for 2 hours and there were only three people looking at the filming!!! I also didnt know that it was this handsome guy….they stayed in a white pick up abd she had to yell at him! i cannot believe how dumb i was nit knowing that this guy was 8 hours 2 houses away from my house! they finished the scene one hour before they planned to end and the regisseurin gave him a big hug afterwards and three minutes later he was picked up for his hotel! if you want to giigle this one street it is wilhelminenhofstr 48 on the opposite side in 12459 berlin germany! even george clooney filmed in this street a few weeks ago and i missed him too!! iwasnt able to see her

  8. he was blondiish here…seemingly..and from his backside he seemed to be quite skinny. but maybe I was too tired at 4.30 in the morning…yet they were really lucky for the weather since it was quite rainy and windy and about 15 temp celsius! must fit great for the theme of the film!