After his stunning performance in Rodrigo Cortes excellent thriller Buried, Ryan Reynolds has not exactly set the box office alight since. The Green Lantern and The Change Up were major flops, and Safe House did not fair any better. However, with films like R.I.P.D and Highlander on the way, there is still hope. Today’s news of Reynolds heading into more darker territories is even more positive news.
Deadline reports that Reynolds is now in talks to appear in Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi’s latest film, Voices. The psychological thriller has been written by Paranormal Activity’s Michael R. Perry, and the script made the Black List ( the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood).
Mandalay Vision will finance the film, with Mandalay’s Matthew Rhodes and Cathy Schulman producing with Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Mandalay Senior Vice President Adam Stone. The plot synopsis for the film is a little strange, but it sounds quite interesting:
“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”