Zach Galifianakis in talks to co-star in RIPD


Ryan Reynolds has long been attached to star in an adaptation of Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. , but it’s been slow going for a while.

Now, though, he could finally have himself a co-star in the form of Hangover funnyguy Zach Galifianakis.

With Reynolds already signed to play Nick Cruz, a murdered cop who’s out for revenge, Galifianakis would take on the role of Roy Powell, a gunslinger who’s been dead for a couple of hundred years.

It’s a casting choice that smacks of awesome. Galifianakis hasn’t really had a chance to play anything like this before, and should bring his own inimitable dramatic and comedic qualities to the part.

Judging by the comic's images, he'd also get himself a natty hat. We like.

Red director Robert Schwentke has been hired to direct R.I.P.D. , with 24 Frames reporting that the film should finally get shooting this summer – providing Reynolds’ packed schedule allows it.

Next up for Galifianakis is the release of Hangover 2 , which opens later this year.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.