Confirmed: Jeff Bridges to Co-Star with Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.; Filming in Boston This September

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Last month, we reported that Jeff Bridges was in talks to co-star with Ryan Reynolds in the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series R.I.P.D. The comics are about a group of dead lawmen in the “Rest in Peace Department” who try to keep other dead folks in line.  The Wrap now confirms that Bridges is on board to play Roy Powell, whom producer Neal Moritz described as “a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years.”  Reynolds plays Powell’s partner, Nick Cruz, a recently murdered cop who’s out for revenge.  Powell was originally set to be played by Zach Galifianakis, but he dropped out over concerns that the project would be delayed if Warner Bros. exercised Reynolds’ option on Green Lantern 2.  However, we have now confirmed that filming is set for mid-September in Boston.

My main concern over this project rests with director Robert Schwentke.  While the action scenes in Red were competent enough, he had a tough time finding the comedy and R.I.P.D. is being billed as a “supernatural comedy”.  In the meantime, we’ll wait and see if Reynolds will move to this film or if he’ll be headed back to Oa.

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  • Tivochick

    That’s a combo I would definitely pay to see. If anyone can find the humor in a script, I trust these two guys. Jeff Bridges especially would not have signed on if it wasn’t a great script.

  • Neo_3

    Doesn’t a September start mean this is before Green Lantern 2?

  • tarek

    A movie cannot be bad with the Dude in it.

  • anonymous

    If Ryan goes back to OA is will likely begin filming in 2012. It would be highly unlikely to have GL 2 out in 2012.

  • Jesus

    Sorry Galifianakis, this movie got infinitely better once you were replaced.

  • Hugo

    Oh boy enough with Reynolds already, my god what do people see in that guy, it’s like he is the only choice of his generation fro this kind of stuff!

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  • Lisa

    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon! This movie is going to be great—even more so now since I found out my cousin is playing a part in the movie.

  • Teresa

    I guess this movie is a go. I saw all the universal studio trailers lined up along the streets of Boston today. One of the workers told me that Jeff Bridges was doing a movie there.

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