'The Voices' Stars Ryan Reynolds In a Dazzling Performance as a Mentally Challenged Happy-Go-Lucky Guy Who Hears Voices in His Head

6:10 PM EST 1/24/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Lionsgate's The Voices which made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival will begin showing in US theaters beginning February 6. Written by Michael R. Perry, it is the first English-language film made by Paris-based Iranian director and comic-book artist Marjane Satrapi. The Voices is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, having already won awards at the 20th annual L'Etrange Festival in Paris, including the festival's grand prize and the equally prestigious Audience Award.

A thriller, horror and comedy, The Voices stars Ryan Reynolds as Jerry Hickfang, a cheerful but mentally-challenged worker in a bathtub factory in a small industrial town in the Midwest who has not been taking his prescribed anti-psychotic medication as often as he should. As a consequence, he hallucinates. He hears voices in his head. He talks with his cat, Mr. Whiskers, who wants him to be a serial killer and with his dog, Bosco, who tells him he should not. He is avoiding his medication deliberately because he enjoys talking with his pets, his only friends. He also sees butterflies literally fluttering around Fiona (played by Gemma Arterton), his co-employee at the factory and with whom he has an intense crush. Because of his condition, Jerry accidentally kills her on their first date following which he decapitates her. Then he also began having conversations with her severed head.

Anna Kendrick is also in The Voices as Lisa, another co-worker and apparent new love interest for Jerry. Vulture shares a clip from a scene with Reynolds and Kendrick together. Others in the cast include Jacki Weaver as Jerry's psychiatrist Dr. Warren, Adi Shankar as Trendy John, Gulliver McGrath as Teenage Jerry, Valerie Koch as Jerry's mother, Alessa Kordeck as Sheryl, Stephanie Vogt as Tina, Ricardia Bramley as Sheila Hammer,and Ella Smith as Alison. Ryan Reynolds himself did the different voices for the cat, the dog, the deer his character killed, and the Bunny Monkey.

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