The people behind “R.I.P.D.” are hoping to start filming in September, which means casting needs to be finalized soon. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are already the leads and Kevin Bacon has already been cast as a villain of some sort, and now actress Stephanie Szostak is in negotiations to play Reynolds’ wife.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, her character will be still be alive but is somehow able to sense her dead husband's presence. Does she have psychic powers, or is her love so strong it will continue after death? Either way, it's a lead role, so don’t expect her to be some forgotten wife only showing up for a scene or two.
French-American actress Szostak began acting professionally in the 2000s and has starred in “The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Rebound,” and “Dinner for Schmucks.” In the realm of television, she’s been in “The Sopranos” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
“R.I.P.D.,” which stands for “Rest in Peace Department,” is about dead cops and will be directed by Robert Schwentke. Ryan Reynolds will be trying to understand the semantics of his own murder and will be teamed up with a former Wild West sheriff, played by Jeff Bridges. While the movie has yet to start filming, it was in the news for a while earlier this year when Zach Galifianakis dropped out, but was later replaced by Bridges.
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