If he plays his cards right, I think that Jeff Bridges could make himself a pretty penny finding work as a Zach Galifianakis stand-in. Bridges is in talks to co-star with Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D. after Zach Galifianakis walked away from the project. Truthfully, there is no indication that Bridges is stepping into the role from which Zach G. walked away, but it made for a funny lede, so let’s pretend that he is.
Galifianakis left the project over concerns that Reynolds couldn’t make the schedule due to a possible Green Lantern 2 conflict. Reynolds has apparently ironed out the wrinkles and is on board now, however.
R.I.P.D. is a comic book adaptation that focuses on a police force comprised solely of undead officers, serving out heaping portions of justice, zombie-style. Despite the macabre subject matter, it’s a comedy, albeit a darker one, possibly in the vein of Army of Darkness. If Bridges jumps aboard, it could mark a commercial trend for the actor, who is currently filming The Seventh Son. It’s never too late to become a box office draw. Just ask the ghost of George Burns. (Deadline)