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Zach Galifianakis to join Ryan Reynolds in RIPD

02.02.2011

Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star alongside Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming "supernatural action comedy" RIPD for Universal Pictures. This should come as no surprise, but Galifianakis will play Reynolds' "wise-cracking" partner, an officer for the Rest In Peace Department who has been battling ghosts since the 1800s (this should put Zach's trademark beard to good use).

RIPD is based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name and takes place in a universe where ghost cops police spirits who aren't ready to leave Earth for the afterlife. Reynolds stars as a murdered cop who is recruited to join the force.

Robert Schwentke is directing the film with WEDDING CRASHERS director David Dobkin producing. Galifianakis and Reynolds would film this spring before Reynolds takes off on his GREEN LANTERN publicity tour this summer. The former just wrapped filming on THE HANGOVER, PART II while the latter is currently filming THE CHANGE-UP in Atlanta.

Source: THR

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8:32AM on 02/03/2011
This isn't Deadpool....
This isn't Deadpool....
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7:50AM on 02/03/2011
I remember reading an article about this movie on this site a few months ago. I thought Renylods wasn't doing this movie anymore. I thought it was between this, and another movie and he chose the other one. Guess not. Sounds cool though.
I remember reading an article about this movie on this site a few months ago. I thought Renylods wasn't doing this movie anymore. I thought it was between this, and another movie and he chose the other one. Guess not. Sounds cool though.
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11:44PM on 02/02/2011
still not over his Hangover 2 shenanigans soooooo fuck you Zach.
still not over his Hangover 2 shenanigans soooooo fuck you Zach.
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1:23AM on 02/03/2011
Pathetic.
Pathetic.
1:48AM on 02/03/2011
I know you are but what am I?
I know you are but what am I?
6:35PM on 02/02/2011
Hope the movie is better than the graphic novel, because it sucked.
Hope the movie is better than the graphic novel, because it sucked.
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5:43PM on 02/02/2011
Bring it.
Bring it.
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2:22PM on 02/02/2011
What other roles still need filling? I want to start thinking of more overexposed actors to fill them.
What other roles still need filling? I want to start thinking of more overexposed actors to fill them.
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1:36PM on 02/02/2011
I love the idea of a more straight-up comedy (NOT rom-com) for Reynolds, who does well in other roles, but is at his best when being a witty dickhead. I, like others apparently, am getting a bit worn out on Galifiankis, but hopefully at some point (maybe with this movie?) he will prove to us that he can play more than the same one character over and over.
I love the idea of a more straight-up comedy (NOT rom-com) for Reynolds, who does well in other roles, but is at his best when being a witty dickhead. I, like others apparently, am getting a bit worn out on Galifiankis, but hopefully at some point (maybe with this movie?) he will prove to us that he can play more than the same one character over and over.
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1:34PM on 02/02/2011
Not a fan of Zach's. Ryan Reynolds, yes...but not enough to watch Zach play the same character again.
Not a fan of Zach's. Ryan Reynolds, yes...but not enough to watch Zach play the same character again.
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1:23PM on 02/02/2011

Remember when everybody on this site hated Galifianakis?

Good times, good times.
Good times, good times.
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12:18PM on 02/02/2011
i imagine they would make for an interesting combo.
i imagine they would make for an interesting combo.
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11:25AM on 02/02/2011
I like what they've done here. Both actors can easily manage comedic and serious acting, which will fit perfectly here.
I like what they've done here. Both actors can easily manage comedic and serious acting, which will fit perfectly here.
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9:46AM on 02/02/2011
Great casting. Reynolds and Galifianakis are going to be a good, funny team.

Great casting. Reynolds and Galifianakis are going to be a good, funny team.

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8:55AM on 02/02/2011

Maybe it's me...

but I am getting Galifianakis fatigue. I'm sure he will be funny in The Hangover 2, but ever since he had Mel Gibson booted from the sequel, I find myself not caring as much about him anymore.
but I am getting Galifianakis fatigue. I'm sure he will be funny in The Hangover 2, but ever since he had Mel Gibson booted from the sequel, I find myself not caring as much about him anymore.
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10:38AM on 02/02/2011
He wasn't the only person to get Mel Gibson booted. That story was corrected and confirmed months ago.
He wasn't the only person to get Mel Gibson booted. That story was corrected and confirmed months ago.
11:23AM on 02/02/2011
Yeah, how dare the cast and crew of a film object to an alcoholic wife-beating racist being on their team?
Yeah, how dare the cast and crew of a film object to an alcoholic wife-beating racist being on their team?
11:43AM on 02/02/2011
I'm with you. Galifiankis is just a bitch.
I'm with you. Galifiankis is just a bitch.
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