Bridges will take on the role of Roy, a veteran officer in the Rest In Peace Department, reports The Wrap. The Oscar winner was previously rumored to be in talks for the part, replacing rumored contender Zach Galifianakis.
“R.I.P.D.” is based on a 2003 comic book series by Peter Lenkov and Lucas Marangon, and follows a police department staffed by undead cops. Reynolds is currently attached to play Nick Cruz, a recently slain officer on the hunt for his murderer.
While Reynolds remains attached to the role, his continued involvement remains uncertain. The “Green Lantern” actor has stated that he’ll probably only have time to film “R.I.P.D.” or “Deadpool” (a solo spin-off from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), but not both projects.
“Red” director Robert Schwentke is behind the camera for “R.I.P.D.,” and referred to the tone of the film as a mix of action-comedy, “buddy cop stuff,” and a bit of romance.
“R.I.P.D.” is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2012.