Zach Galifianakis No Longer Starring in 'R.I.P.D.' with Ryan Reynolds
We've known Ryan Reynolds would be leading the adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel R.I.P.D. (or Rest In Peace Department) since last April, and last September brought the official news that Robert Schwentke (RED) would be at the helm of the project. Then this past February we reported that Zach Galifianakis would play Reynolds' partner in the story of a dead cop (Reynolds) that makes a deal to work 100 years for divine law enforcement in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Now Deadline is reporting that the comedian simply won't be able to fit the project into his busy upcoming schedule.
The combination of Galifianakis' commitment to his HBO series "Bored to Death" and the political comedy Southern Rivals with Will Ferrell seems to be the cause of his dropping out of the project . I'm not sure of the dynamic between the two characters in the graphic novel, but maybe Bradley Cooper could step into the role. Apparently the two became friends when they were audition for Green Lantern and have been talking about doing some sort of project together. Cooper has shown some great range from The Hangover to Limitless and saw plenty of action in The A-Team. Sounds like a pairing I'd like to see on the big screen. How about you?