Ryan Reynolds Plays ‘Ghost’ in ‘RIPD’

Up-and-coming actress Stephanie Szostak (The Devil Wears Prada, Dinner for Schmucks) is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Ryan Reynolds in Universal’s supernatural action movie RIPD based on the Dark Horse comic, reports Heat Vision.

Robert Schwentke is directing the project, which “follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world.” Jeff Bridges is playing Reynolds’ ghostly partner. Kevin Bacon also stars.

Szostak will play Reynolds’ wife who can sense that he is still around and to whom he is trying to communicate with in regards to his murder.

The movie is eying a September start in Boston with a June 28, 2013 release slated.
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