The Hollywood Reporter
Lord knows that the film adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. has seen more than its fair share of hotties join its ever growing cast, and you can now throw a former hero into the mix!
According to The Hollywood Reporter Robert Knepper (pictured right; “Heroes”, “Prison Break”, “Carnivale”) has joined R.I.P.D., Universal’s supernatural action movie, to play one of the spirits, known as a “deado”.
He joins the previously announced Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, James Hong, and Stephanie Szostak.
Robert Schwentke is directing the project, which follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world. Jeff Bridges is playing Reynolds’ ghostly partner.
Hong will play “Grandpa Chen,” Reynolds’ avatar, the form humans see when Reynolds’ character goes about his business. Miller is Bridges’ avatar, and Szostak portrays Reynolds’ wife, who can sense that he is still around and with whom he is trying to communicate in regard to his murder.
Universal Pictures’ supernatural farce has been scheduled for June 28th, 2013. More soon.
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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