Kevin Bacon is in final negotiations to play the villain opposite Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds in Robert Schwentke’s big screen adaptation of Dark Horse comic's R.I.P.D. [Rest in Peace Department.] Variety report Bridges will play 'Roy Powell', a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years. Reynolds will play Powell’s partner 'Nick Cruz', the recently murdered cop who’s out for revenge.
Synopsis: "Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department — the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement “patrolling the deadbeat…reporting to one boss.” Yep — THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailent, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!"