Actor Kevin Bacon is in final talks to portray the main villain in R.I.P.D. for Warner Bros. No details were given concerning the character, though.
Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are already locked into star in this comic book adaptation, which centers on a group of police officers killed in the line of duty who form the undead cop unit Rest In Peace Department, or R.I.P.D.. Ryan Reynolds' character is new to the force, and seeks revenge against the man who killed him, while Jeff Bridges portrays a longtime veteran to the force.
Robert Schwentke is directing R.I.P.D. from a screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. The movie is based on the Dark Horse Comics title of the same name, created by Peter M. Lenkov.
Production is believed to begin shortly, with Warner Bros. already slated a June 28, 2013 release date for R.I.P.D..