The Universal Pictures graphic novel adaptation R.I.P.D. has added actor Robert Knepper to the cast.

The actor, who is best known for playing Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell on Prison Break, will portray one of the spirits known as "deados." Ryan Reynolds stars as a newcomer to the Rest in Peace Department, which is comprised of slain police officers who are tasked with bringing unwilling souls into the afterlife. Jeff Bridges plays Ryan Reynolds' partner, a longtime R.I.P.D. officer.

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

R.I.P.D. started principal photography last week in Boston. A June 28, 2013 release date has already been set.