Robert Knepper joins R.I.P.D. cast

Is it the late Robert Knepper? Well, filming has already begun on the supernatural comic-book movie R.I.P.D. and word has just come through that he'll be playing a ghost in the film.

So while we're not writing his obituary just yet, the description still fits.

Knepper will play a “deado” - as they're known in the Dark Horse comic - in the production that started last week in Boston.

It's very possible he'll be one of the characters being hunted by Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges' characters from the Rest In Peace Department.

Knepper might be best known for his role in the TV series Prison Break , but he's also appeared in Hitman , Transporter 3 and The Day the Earth Stood Still .

Universal Pictures' R.I.P.D. opens in June 2013.