Bridges signs up for supernatural comedy

Bridges signs up for supernatural comedy

Jeff Bridges has been confirmed for a role in 'R.I.P.D'.

The Oscar-winning actor will star alongside Ryan Reynolds in the supernatural comedy based on a comic about a group of dead law enforcers trying to keep other dead people from a life of crime.

Jeff will play the role of Roy Powell, a former gun slinger who has been dead for hundreds of years, while Ryan will play his partner Nick Cruz, a recently murdered policeman.

Zach Galifianakis was once attached to the role of Nick but dropped out because of scheduling problems.

Filming will begin on the movie - directed by Robert Schwentke - in September in Boston.

Jeff revealed earlier this year he likes to reward himself for his hard work in films by getting "trashed".

He said: "I have a cycle that is not particularly cool, but it's a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.

"When I've done a good job, I've worked my ass off in a movie and been very disciplined, then to reward myself I'll take that governor off and say, 'Go ahead and do what you want, man. You want to get drunk? You do whatever you want."

More in this Section

Victoria Beckham ‘so happy’ to have son Brooklyn back homeVictoria Beckham ‘so happy’ to have son Brooklyn back home

Danai Gurira: I’m daring to hope for lasting changeDanai Gurira: I’m daring to hope for lasting change

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick signs first-look deal with DisneyFormer NFL star Colin Kaepernick signs first-look deal with Disney

Theatre boss says he hopes £1.57bn lifeline for the arts improves accessibilityTheatre boss says he hopes £1.57bn lifeline for the arts improves accessibility


Lifestyle

Liz O’Brien talks to Niall Breslin about his admiration for frontline staff, bereavement in lockdown, his new podcast, and why it's so important for us all just to slow down.Niall Breslin talks about losing his uncle to coronavirus

Podcasts are often seen as a male domain — see the joke, 'What do you call two white men talking? A podcast'.Podcast corner: Three new podcasts from Irish women that you should listen to

Esther McCarthy previews some of the Fleadh’s Irish and international offerings.How to attend the Galway Film Fleadh from the comfort of your own couch

Whether you’re on staycation or risking a trip away, Marjorie Brennan offers suggestions on novels for a wide variety of tastesThe best fiction books for the beach and beyond this summer

More From The Irish Examiner