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Dead Dude? Jeff Bridges may join Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D.

Apr. 28, 2011by: Dave Davis

The afterlife just got a little more far out, man.

Jeff Bridges is in talks to join Ryan Reynolds in the comic adaptation R.I.P.D, based on the Dark Horse series from several years back (the property has been kicking around Hollywood for nearly a decade). Zach Galifianakis was previously attached to the mentor/sheriff role, but Bridges seems like a better fit to wear the duster and hunt escaped spirits.

The supernatural action-comedy has RED director Robert Schwentke and producer Neal Moritz (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUSes) bringing the dead to life. Universal is obviously looking for a MEN IN BLACK sort of high-concept genre smash, and this kind of accessible casting is a good way to get it -- Reynolds could well be a reliable box office draw if GREEN LANTERN does mega-business, and Bridges can easily shift from Oscar-worthy material to summer crowd-pleasers like IRON MAN.

The comic synopsis: "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 was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back -- literally!"

You can check out a preview of the comic HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else feel like Bridges was basically playing himself in TRON LEGACY, man?
Source: Deadline

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10:37PM on 05/01/2011
I wonder if they go bowling together in this film.
I wonder if they go bowling together in this film.
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9:27AM on 04/29/2011
Having Suffered through Due Date I am over the moon that Bridges has replaced that untalented Galifiankis,this has to be a good thing.
Having Suffered through Due Date I am over the moon that Bridges has replaced that untalented Galifiankis,this has to be a good thing.
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6:55AM on 04/29/2011

Bridges so much better

such a better choice for the role...galifiankis was supposed to play the mentor? fuck that. Bridges should mentor us all.
such a better choice for the role...galifiankis was supposed to play the mentor? fuck that. Bridges should mentor us all.
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6:26AM on 04/29/2011
Vis--vis the extra tidbit:

Yes and I loved every minute of it.
Vis--vis the extra tidbit:

Yes and I loved every minute of it.
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12:32AM on 04/29/2011
Why bother? People don't seem to have learned that indie comics that no one has heard of don't do well at the box office.
Why bother? People don't seem to have learned that indie comics that no one has heard of don't do well at the box office.
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10:39PM on 04/28/2011

Bridges is tops but

no. I hope this movie gets stuck in dev hell, RR just hop on that Deadpool movie already--before it's too late!!
no. I hope this movie gets stuck in dev hell, RR just hop on that Deadpool movie already--before it's too late!!
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10:26PM on 04/28/2011
You motherf*cker, I half read that title wrong the first time and my jaw dropped. I must stop skimming over things at 3am.

Anything with the dude is usually a good thing anyway.
You motherf*cker, I half read that title wrong the first time and my jaw dropped. I must stop skimming over things at 3am.

Anything with the dude is usually a good thing anyway.
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10:09PM on 04/28/2011
always good news when this mother fucker joins a movie
always good news when this mother fucker joins a movie
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