Galifianakis is in talks to play the co-lead in the film, according to two people with knowledge of the project who were not authorized to speak publicly about it. The movie is based on a popular Dark Horse comic about dead police officers patrolling the underworld.
Peter Lenkov created the comic — the acronym stands for Rest In Peace Department — which centers on the revenge sought by the recently murdered policeman Nick Cruz (Reynolds). Galifianakis would play another dead police officer.
According to the site, the studio is planning on a summer start. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay wrote the script.