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Director Marjane Satrapi's Sundance Fave 'The Voices' Gets a US Distributor

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 5, 2014 at 5:02PM

From the Iranian-born director of "Chicken with Plums" and the Oscar-nominated "Persepolis," Marjane Satrapi's "The Voices," starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick, has finally found a US distributor after its Sundance 2014 premiere.
'The Voices'
'The Voices'

At long last, Iranian-born director Marjane Satrapi's buzzy Sundance 2014 title "The Voices" has a US distributor.

Lionsgate will handle the genre-bending film about Jerry (Ryan Reynolds), a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a female coworker. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, Jerry's talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. The film costars Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver and Gemma Arterton

Sound quirky? You bet. Satrapi directed her much-loved tragicomic autobiography "Persepolis," Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature, in 2007. "The Voices" looks to be just as darkly funny and tonally outrageous -- called it "A loopy, ghastly, funny, morbid and unforgettable 100 minutes."

This article is related to: Marjane Satrapi, Marjane Satrapi, Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

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