Zach Galifianakis To Get “R.I.P.D.”

Zach Galifianakis is in negotiations to join Ryan Reynolds in the supernatural buddy action/comedy “R.I.P.D.” says the trades.

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 (Galifianakis), 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. The film is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting before the Summer.