With Ryan Reynolds obligated to take on Green Lantern sequels if the upcoming adaptation does well, co-star Zack Galifianakis exited Robert Schwentke’s supernatural comedy R.I.P.D. due to potential scheduling conflicts.
But now it appears like Universal is looking to replace him with one of everyone’s favorite actors – Jeff Bridges – in the role of Roy Powell, a gunslinger who’s been dead for a couple of hundred years.
Negotiations are currently happening and if he ended up signing on, it could breath new life into my enthusiasm for the film.
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.”