'Silver Linings' Actress Jacki Weaver Joins Marjane Satrapi's 'The Voices'

Scott Roxborough
'Silver Linings' Actress Jacki Weaver Joins Marjane Satrapi's 'The Voices'

COLOGNE, Germany – Silver Linings Playbook actress Jacki Weaver has joined the cast of The Voices, a psychological thriller from Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi, which has just begun shooting at Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin.

The Oscar-nominated Weaver, who recently joined the cast of CBS's comedy The McCarthy's and has a supporting role in Peter Landesman's upcoming JFK drama Parkland starring Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti, joins a high-caliber cast on The Voices, including Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick.

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In the feature, from a script by Paranormal Activity's Michael R. Perry, Reynolds plays Jerry, an ordinary bathtub factory worker whose relationship with a woman from accounting takes a sudden, deadly turn. Hearing voices from his good dog and evil cat, Jerry begins a fantastic journey towards salvation. British actress Ella Smith (The Womb) will also play a supporting role in the film.

Weaver is repped by ICM Partners. Reynolds, Arterton and Kendrik are repped by CAA.

Mandalay Vision, Vertigo Entertainment and 1984 Private Defense Contractors are producing The Voices together with Germany's Studio Babelsberg. Babelsberg's Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter will all receive co-production credits on The Voices. Satrapi also shot her last film, Chicken With Plumbs, at the German studio.

Babelsberg is booked solid at the moment. The Voices is the fourth international production currently shooting at the German studio, alongside Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, George Clooney's WWII drama The Monuments Men and Brian Percival's The Book Thief. Studio Babelsberg has come on board as a co-producer on all four projects.