Jeff Bridges has officially signed on to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in undead comic adaptation R.I.P.D.
He’ll play the role of Roy Powell, which was originally landed by Zach Galifianakis before his schedule forced him to depart the project. Powell is described as a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years.
The movie’s plot follows the Rest In Peace Department of the law, whose job it is to monitor the activities of the undead population.
Reynolds has long been attached to the role of Nick Cruz, a recently deceased law man who’s out for revenge.
Though R.I.P.D. has been sitting in pre-production for what feels like an age, it’s finally going in front of camera this September, with filming taking place in Boston.
Considering both Bridges and Reynolds are known for their smart mouths and their effortless charm, R.I.P.D. could just end up being the most charismatic movie of 2012.