Zach Galifianakis Joining Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.
How does a pairing of Ryan Reynolds and Zach Galifianakis in a big screen adaptation of the Dark Horse Comic R.I.P.D. sound? According to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s just what we might be getting.
Reynolds has long been attached to the project to play lead Nick Cruz, a cop killed in the line of duty who promises 100 years of service to the Rest in Peace Department in exchange for the opportunity to find the person who killed him. The R.I.P.D. is made up of dead cops who patrol the underworld.
Galifianakis is in substantive talks to play Cruz’s partner in the film and would be a smart-mouthed cop who’s been hunting ghosts since the 1800s.
Robert Schwentke (Red) will direct the action comedy with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson producing alongside Neal Moritz and David Dobkin. Universal Pictures plans to begin production on R.I.P.D. this summer.
What do you think about this film and casting? Intriguing or not?