Marjane Satrapi with The Voices in Babelsberg
- The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker continues her collaboration with Studio Babelsberg
After George Clooney's The Monuments Men and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel began in Babelsberg, principal photography has started for The Voices, the new film by the award-winning Iranian-French director Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis [+see also:
interview: Marc-Antoine Robert
interview: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Pa…
film profile], Chicken with Plums [+see also:
film profile]). In this psycho-thriller, the relationship between a bathtub factory worker (Ryan Reynolds) and a colleague from accounting takes a sudden, deadly turn. Subsequently, the industrial worker starts to hear voices that come from his good dog and evil cat, which marks the start of a fantastic journey toward salvation.
Further cast members are Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters [+see also:
film profile]), Jackie Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), and Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air). The script is by US horror expert Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity 2). The movie is mainly being shot at Studio Babelsberg as well as on location in Berlin and the region of Brandenburg. Studio Babelsberg also acts as a co-producer of The Voice and has Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter as executive producers.
This film is Satrapi's second collaboration with Studio Babelsberg, following Chicken with Plums. The producers of The Voices are Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna from 1984 Private Defense Contractors, Matthew Rhodes from Mandalay, as well as Roy Lee from Vertigo Entertainment. German distribution is handled by Ascot Elite, which will release The Voices in 2014.
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