Though Deadpool will be dying soon in the pages of Marvel Comics, he’ll be very much alive in his own feature film next year thanks to Ryan Reynolds. However, before we see him take on the Merc With A Mouth once again, he’ll be tackling a whole different kind of crazy on the big screen this year with ‘The Voices.’
After making a splash at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, the film from ‘Persepolis’ and ‘Chicken With Plums’ director Marjane Satrapi about a cherry factory employee that discusses murder with his cat and dog got picked up by Lionsgate and will receive a theatrical run and VOD distribution next month. Now in anticipation for that release, a new trailer has dropped shows off a little bit of what this horror/comedy has to offer, including Reynolds providing the voices for both the sinister cat Mr. Whiskers and the good-natured dog Bosco. You can check out the trailer below, followed by the official synopsis of the film:
Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.
After a few less than stellar films like ‘Green Lantern’, ‘The Change-Up’, and ‘R.I.P.D.’ over the past few years, ‘The Voices’ looks like an awesome live action comeback for the former Sexiest Man Alive and brand new father. Plus, this looks like great practice for the actor before he steps back into the head of Wade Wilson, who has his fair share of voices in his head as well.
What do you think of the first trailer for ‘The Voices’? Are you excited to see Ryan Reynolds on the rise again? Let us know in the comment section.
‘The Voices’ starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver opens in theaters and On Demand on February 6, 2015.