Star circles psychological thriller.

Ryan Reynolds (‘R.I.P.D.,’ ‘Safe House’) has entered into talks with Mandalay Vision and Vertigo Entertainment to star in the psychological thriller ‘The Voices.’

With Marjane Satrapi attached to direct from a Black List script by ‘Paranormal Activity’ scribe Michael R. Perry, the thriller follows Jerry Hickfang, 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.

Matthew Rhodes and Cathy Schulman of Mandalay Vision are producing with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Mandalay Senior Vice President Adam Stone. Production is set to begin early next year.