The Universal Pictures project R.I.P.D. has brought on veteran actor James Hong. He is the second actor to be brought on today after we reported Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller will make her feature debut in R.I.P.D.

Oddly enough, both Marisa Miller and James Hong have similar roles. James Hong portrays Grandpa Chen, the avatar of Ryan Reynolds' character, while Marisa Miller plays Jeff Bridges' avatar. The story centers around a group of cops killed in the line of duty who form the Rest in Peace Department, a unit of ghosts who bring unwilling souls into the afterlife. The avatars represent how each character appears when they are on Earth.

Robert Schwentke is directing R.I.P.D. from a screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. The script is adapted from the graphic novel created by Peter M. Lenkov.

James Hong has appeared in over 500 movies during his 56-year career. He most recently provided the voice of Mr. Ping in the animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 2.

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