Some more comedic star power may just be coming to the live action adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department).
According to Variety Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover and everything under the sun lately) is in negotiations to join Ryan Reynolds in supernatural thriller R.I.P.D. for Universal.
Directed by Robert Schwentke, the story centers on a police force called the Rest in Peace Department and a recently slain cop who joins the force to find the man that murdered him.
Phil Hay penned the script based on the Dark Horse comic by Peter Lenkov, with Neal Moritz and Mike Richardson producing.
Welcome to the Rest in Peace Department–the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat … reporting to one boss.” Yep–THAT boss. Nick Cruz died an untimely death at the height of his personal and professional life. Why did he join the R.I.P.D.? Well, not knowing the identity of his killer has left his soul a bit … restless. Now he hunts some of the most fiendish creatures, hoping for the chance to find out who set him up so he can get into heaven.
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