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Victoria’s Secret model Marisa Miller will make her feature-film debut in Universal Pictures’ R.I.P.D., a supernatural comedy based on the 2000 Dark Horse comic miniseries, Heat Vision reports.
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. Director Robert Schwentke’s adaptation stars Ryan Reynolds 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. Jeff Bridges plays his partner, a wise-cracking ghost who’s been hunting spirits since the 19th century.
The film also features Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and Stephanie Szostak.
Miller, the 2008 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model, has appeared in episodes of Entourage and How I Met Your Mother. In R.I.P.D. she’ll play the human avatar for Bridges’ character, serving as the form the living see when he’s in his earthly form.
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.