"RIPD" ("Rest In Peace Department") has Reynolds set to star as Nick Cruz, a cop murdered in the line of duty who agrees to join God's police force in return for a chance to catch his killer. Schwentke finally firmed up a deal to direct, according to Deadline.
"It’s terrific, based on the graphic novel. It’s about two cops, one recently dead and a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years who work on the Rest in Peace department - which is the police department of the dead," producer Neal Moritz told Collider earlier this year. "It takes place on a normal day and it’s about trying to keep the dead quiet."
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"RIPD" had hoped to start shooting in January, but it now appears that things will be delayed until summer 2011, after Reynolds finishes shooting the body-switch comedy "The Change-Up" with Jason Bateman and the action-thriller "Safe House" with Denzel Washington.
Schwentke's "Red," which stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich as a team of retired assassins who must reunite when the CIA decides they must die, comes out Oct. 15. And Reynolds can next be seen Oct. 8 in the highly anticipated "Buried," in which he plays a man who awakens in a coffin with only a cell phone and a Zippo lighter.