Will Galifianakis Be Part of the R.I.P.D.?


Based on the Dark Horse comic

24 Frames is reporting that Zach Galifianakis (upcoming The Hangover Part II) is in talks to join Ryan Reynolds in the Robert Schwentke-directed R.I.P.D adaptation at Universal Pictures:

Galifianakis is in talks to play the co-lead in the film, according to two people with knowledge of the project who were not authorized to speak publicly about it. The movie is based on a popular Dark Horse comic about dead police officers patrolling the underworld.

Peter Lenkov created the comic — the acronym stands for Rest In Peace Department — which centers on the revenge sought by the recently murdered policeman Nick Cruz (Reynolds). Galifianakis would play another dead police officer.

According to the site, the studio is planning on a summer start. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay wrote the script.

Source: 24 frames