Reynolds is in early talks to star in "The Voices" for "Persepolis" co-director Marjane Satrapi. A long-gestating dark dramedy that once had Mark Romanek and Ben Stiller linked to it, "The Voices" is a Black List script penned by Michael R. Perry ("Paranormal Activity") that tells the story of Jerry Hickfang, a bathtub factory worker who kills the woman in accounting with whom he's been having a relationship. He then starts taking advice from his cat and dog on how to cover his tracks and avoid trouble, all while leading him to some kind of salvation. So yeah, it's high concept, definitely wacky, and the kind of stuff that's great on paper, but hard to pull off in front of cameras.
Production on the movie is slated to start early next year, and we'd reckon that Reynolds' involvement will come down to scheduling as Egoyan's film is slated for a late February start. The actor will also probably want to ensure that Satrapi can pull off the material. But it's clear Reynolds is not adverse to taking some risks, and given the talent that has eyed it previously, it looks like a project that could provide a meaty and distinct role for him. [Deadline]