According to Deadline, Jeff Bridges is in talks to star in Universal Pictures’ R.I.P.D. The film is based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name about undead cops who work as law enforcement against the supernatural. Bridges would take the role previously attached to Zach Galifianakis, who has left the project. Ryan Reynolds is also attached to the zombie crime/drama, and Robert Schwentke is directing.
Variety says Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) has been offered a role in Paramount’s World War Z. World War Z is based on the novel by Max Brooks and tells the story of the aftermath of a global zombie pandemic. Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) is directing the film, and Brad Pitt is producing and starring in the movie.