Oscar-winner Jodie Foster is in talks to star alongside Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in Universal’s supertatural-comedy, R.I.P.D, based on the Dark Horse comic book written by Peter Lenkov. The feature, helmed by Robert Schwentke, follows a murdered cop who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a ghost-busting police force (itself comprised of ghosts) that battles spirits unready to depart into the afterlife in exchange to find his killer. The project was originally set up in 1999 and has recently seen new life, beginning with the addition of Ryan Reynolds.
Original Films’ Neal Moritz is producing with Mike Richardson and David Dobkin. Peter Lenkov, Ori Marmur and Michael Fottrell to executive produce.
Foster’s slate is as healthy as ever and can be seen later this year in Sony’s anticipated drama “Carnage,” starring Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. She continues her directing efforts after the critically acclaimed puppet-drama, “The Beaver,” with “Flora “Plum” and “Sugarland,” which are both currently in active development.
Foster is repped by ICM.