The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker is in talks to round out the cast of R.I.P.D., the Universal Pictures adaptation of the 2000 Dark Horse miniseries, Variety reports. She’ll join Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon and Stephanie Szostak in director Robert Schwentke’s supernatural comedy.
Created by Peter M. Lenkov and Lucas Marangon, R.I.P.D. centers on the Rest In Peace Department, a divine law-enforcement division comprised of ghosts who grapple with spirits who aren’t ready to depart this world. Reynolds stars as Nick Cruz, a recently murdered police officer who trades 100 years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding his killer, while Bridges plays his partner, a wise-cracking ghost who’s been hunting spirits since the 19th century.
Parker would play the woman overseeing the R.I.P.D., a role Jodie Foster reportedly had shown interest in before eventually passing on the film.
Clash of the Titans screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay penned the script. Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson will produce with Neal Moritz and David Dobkin.