Zach Galifianakis Departs ” R.I.P.D.” For Rivals

Zach Galifianakis has dropped out of the supernatural buddy action/comedy “R.I.P.D.” says Deadline.

Ryan Reynolds will play a young cop murdered in the line of duty who agrees to enlist in the ‘Rest In Peace Department’, a police force of ghosts, for the chance to catch his killer.

The action follows a regular day in the life of him and his partner, a gunslinger who himself has been dead since the 1800s. Neal Moritz will produce while Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan”) will direct the film from a script by Phil Hay.

Galifianakis was to play the gunslinger. Another project that he’s attached to, the Jay Roach-directed political comedy “Southern Rivals,” will apparently go forward.