Hot off the heels of his villainess role in X-Men: First Class, star Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class , Death Sentence) is in final negotiations to play the baddy in Universal’s R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds, reports Variety. The supernatural pic will be directed by Robert Schwentke and also stars Jeff Bridges.
Based on the comicbook series by Peter Lenkov, “the story follows a cop killed in the line of duty who is recruited by a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department. He then tries to find the man who murdered him.”
Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi adapted the script with Neil H. Moritz, Mike Richardson, Ryan Reynolds and Jonathon Komack Martin producing through Dark Horse Entertainment, Original Film and Dark Trick Films.