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?
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).
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