Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.
Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
Starring alongside Bridges and Reynolds in R.I.P.D. are KEVIN BACON (X-Men: First Class) as Bobby Hayes, Nick’s partner before he’s taken out in the line of duty; MARY-LOUISE PARKER (television’s Weeds) as Proctor, Nick and Roy’s tough-as-nails bureau chief in the R.I.P.D.; and STEPHANIE SZOSTAK (Iron Man 3) as Julia, Nick’s widow who must find out the reason behind his untimely departure before she is forced to play an unwelcome role in the world’s end.
Rounding out the cast of supporting roles are legendary character actor JAMES HONG (Blade Runner) as Nick’s very unexpected elderly avatar and supermodel MARISA MILLER (television’s Gary Unmarried) as Roy’s very sexy one. Playing three felons on the run from the R.I.P.D. are ROBERT KNEPPER (TV’s Cult) as the pack rat Stanley Nawicki, MIKE O’MALLEY (TV’s Glee) as the Boston Red Sox-obsessed Elliot and DEVIN RATRAY (Side Effects) as the swaggering, Elvis-inspired Pulaski.
R.I.P.D. is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious series, I Am Legend), Mike Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army) and Michael Fottrell (Fast & Furious series, Live Free or Die Hard).
R.I.P.D. is based on the Dark Horse comic created by PETER M. LENKOV (television’s 24, Hawaii Five-0), and it is from a story by DAVID DOBKIN (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) & PHIL HAY & MATT MANFREDI (Clash of the Titans, upcoming Ride Along). The film’s screenplay is by Hay & Manfredi.
Executive producers on R.I.P.D. are ORI MARMUR (The Green Hornet), Reynolds, JONATHON KOMACK MARTIN (The Change-Up), Dobkin, KEITH GOLDBERG (17 Again) and Lenkov.
“RIPD” opens August 21, 2013 in theaters nationwide is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation.