Zack Galifianakis may be dead after THE HANGOVER II

GATW Guest Writer

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February 2nd, 2011

Ryan Reynolds has already lived through being BURIED alive, Zack Galifianakis survived THE HANGOVER, and now it looks like both actors might finally end up dead. Galifianakis is in talks to delve into the underworld of comics in the film adaptation of R.I.P.D. - which stands for Rest In Peace Department - where he will play a dead police officer alongside Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds will be playing the part of Nick Cruz, a murdered policeman seeking revenge as he patrols the underworld.

Although the otherworldly premise of R.I.P.D. might suggest otherwise, the original Dark Horse comic is somewhat of a supernatural crime drama, so the casting of Galifianakis may mean director Robert Schwentke (RED) is planning on steering the project into a more comedic zone. Known for their quips and quirks, it seems likely that some genuinely funny moments could come out of Reynolds and Galifianakis playing off each other's strengths.

While Galifianakis' involvement has yet to be confirmed, audiences can definitely see him in the upcoming sequel to the HANGOVER this May, and as Hobo Joe in the new MUPPETS movie in November.

Source LA Times 24 Frames blog

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