Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds to Star in ‘R.I.P.D.’
Director Robert Schwentke is bringing the Dark Horse Comics series R.I.P.D. to the big screen, starring Rooster Cogburn and Hal Jordan.
R.I.P.D. concerns a group of deceased lawmen in the “Rest In Peace Department” who enforce order amongst other dead people. Jeff Bridges will be playing Roy Powell, a long-dead gunslinger from the Old West. Ryan Reynolds will play his partner, Nick Cruz, a recently murdered cop out for revenge.
The role of Powell was originally set to be played by Zack Galifianakis, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Bridges is quite the choice to replace him.
Universal Pictures has just announced that R.I.P.D. will be released on June 28, 2013.