When we recently spoke with screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi they said the studio was "very active" in casting a new project of theirs, R.I.P.D. Now we have word on the first cast member. Collider recently spoke with producer Neal H. Moritz who revealed that Ryan Reynolds will star in the action comedy.
Reynolds will star as one of the leads, a recently-deceased cop who joins a new "police department" of dead cops. Here's how the producer described the project below:
It's terrific. Based on the graphic novel. It's about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who's been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department - which is the police department of the dead. And they basically...it takes place on a normal day and it's about trying to keep the dead quiet.
Yes, he'll be teamed with somebody but it's a fantastic relationship between a cop who's recently died who would do anything to get back to his wife. And a gunslinger who died hundreds of years ago who has seen it all and is jaded by it all and it's the two of these guys together and it's the relationship between these two guys that is absolutely fantastic.
Moritz also revealed that Reynolds would film this project sometime at the beginning of next year, after he wraps filming another Moritz project, The Change-Up, which will go before cameras in October.