Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices just got a bit more interesting. Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton have been added to the cast. They’ll star alongside Ryan Reynolds, who was cast to play the lead role in the film last fall.
Voices, which is being described as a psychological thriller with some elements of comedy involved, tells the story of a bathtub factory worker named Jerry Hickfang, who accidentally kills the woman he’s dating and works with. Shortly after the murder, he begins to take advice from his evil, vulgar cat and kindhearted dog, who tell him how to cover his tracks and avoid trouble with the law. This eventually becomes some kind of salvation for him.
The script was written by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity), and appeared on the Black List back in 2009. At one point, Ben Stiller was rumored to star in the film. Back then, director Mark Romanek was at the helm of the project.
There’s no word on what roles Kendrick and Arterton are taking, but chances are one will play the murdered girlfriend.
Satrapi’s Persepolis was a huge hit. It even got an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature in 2007. Satrapi is definitely a unique filmmaker, and Voices sounds like a very unique story. We’re excited to see what she comes up with.