He takes a murderous turn in the dark comedy The Voices

Credit: Sundance Institute

Well, this escalates quickly.

The trailer for Ryan Reynolds‘s upcoming movie The Voices starts off routinely enough: a socially awkward guy has a series of comical interactions with the people around him. He meets a radiant Anna Kendrick, and it looks like we’re in for another breezy romantic comedy.

Then we learn that Reynolds’ character, Jerry, has conversations with his cat and dog – and they talk back to him. Okay, fine. It’s a bit bizarre, but every film needs something quirky.

Before we know it, the cat is using an indistinguishable accent to convince Jerry to kill a woman. By the time he puts her head in his refrigerator, it’s clear that this is not The Proposal.

There’s much more in this weird new trailer, but we’ve already said too much. Check it out above.

The film, which also stars Gemma Arterton and Jacki Weaver, hits theaters on Feb. 6.