Bloody Disgusting got exclusive word that Tobias Segal (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Rocky Balboa) has joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ R.I.P.D. alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong and Robert Knepper.
Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Schwentke directs the story of a recently slain cop whom joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
Uni will release in theaters on June 28, 2013. READ MORE
Update #2: Deadline adds that Mike O’Malley, who is a series regular on “Glee” has just been cast, while THR adds that James Hong, the veteran Asian-American actor who has appeared in cult classics such as Blade Runner and Big Trouble in Little China has also been added to the list of stars lining up Universal’s supernatural comedy. R.I.P.D.
Add Marisa Miller‘s (pictured inside) name of recent Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated models that are slinking into acting. Miller, who was a Victoria’s Secret Angels and 2008 SI Swimsuit cover girl, has inked a deal to join the cast of R.I.P.D., Universal’s supernatural action movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, writes Heat Vision.
The project marks the feature debut for Miller, who has appeared in episodes of “Entourage,” “Gary Unmarried,” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
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.
Bridges is playing Reynolds’ ghostly partner and Miller will be his human avatar, the form humans see when Bridges’ character is in his earthly form.
Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stephanie Szostak are also in the cast. READ MORE
Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”) is in negotiations to round out the cast of Universal’s R.I.P.D., reports Variety.
The pic already stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and Stephanie Szostak.
Robert Schwentke is directing the pic, based on the graphic novel series by Peter Lenkov.
“The original story was about 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.”
Parker would play the woman overseeing the division who explains to Reynolds’ character what has happened when he dies.
Uni opes to get into theaters June 28, 2013. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
I love a bit of time traveling. Today we’re going back to last August as Variety is just now reporting that Zach Galifianakis is in talks to join Ryan Reynolds in the horror buddy comedy R.I.P.D.. The comedian turned actor had originally been attached but his status shifted to “unknown” when new directors were attached. As of this writing Robert Schwentke is attached to direct for Universal.
“Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department–the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat. . . reporting to one boss.” Yep–THAT boss. Nick Cruz died an untimely death, at the height of his personal and professional life. Why did he join the R.I.P.D.? Well, not knowing the identity of his killer has left his soul a bit. . . restless. Now he hunts some of the most fiendish creatures, hoping for the chance to find out who set him up so he can get into heaven.”