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Jeff Bridges Joins “R.I.P.D.”

Universal's upcoming R.I.P.D. has been building buzz around Hollywood since director Robert Schwentke made some decent waves with his film RED and got Ryan Reynolds to come onboard as his leading man. Now, TheWrap is reporting that Oscar winner Jeff Bridges has signed on to join the project.

A supernatural-style film based on the comic by Peter Lenkov, R.I.P.D. tells the story of police officer Nick Cruz (Reynolds) who is shot and killed in the line of duty. Upon crossing over, he learns of a law enforcement agency, the Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.), tasked with their own laws to enforce on Earth from the afterlife. Intrigued, he enlists with the department in an attempt to stop his killer.

Bridges will play Bo, a longtime member of the department and a role originally meant for Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover), who ultimately dropped out of the production due to scheduling issues. The film is scheduled to be released in 2012.


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