Filming is about to get underway in Berlin, and Deadline report that Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton have boarded the project alongside Reynolds.
Reynolds plays 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.
The Oscar-nominated Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums) is behind the camera, and will be directing from a script by Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity, The River).
Kendrick is coming off the back of last year’s successful Pitch Perfect, and has a slew of films on her slate this year, with Drinking Buddies, Rapturepalooza, and Get a Job all due to hit theatres before the year’s end, along with Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep (which is currently playing in the US, and will be released in the UK this summer).
Arterton was seen earlier in the year in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and also has a number of films due out this year, kicking off with Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, with Brad Furman’s Runner, Runner set to arrive this autumn/fall, in which Arterton will star opposite Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Anthony Mackie.
It’s still early days yet, so no word yet on exactly when we can expect the film to hit theatres. But with a strong leading cast, and an intriguing premise, I’m hoping it will be opening wide in theatres across both sides of the Atlantic.
With production about to start out in Berlin, here’s to hoping that The Voices will be released early next year, perhaps as a nice alternative around the Valentine’s weekend. More as we get it.