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Reynolds talks about RIPD role

Published 05/07/2013 | 11:07

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Ryan Reynolds has been talking about his role in RIPD

Ryan Reynolds has revealed that there is tension between his character and Jeff Bridges' alter-ego in RIPD.

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The Canadian star - who plays a policeman called Nick Walker, who finds himself in another realm when he is killed in the line of duty - has to team up with the 63-year-old on the big screen for the supernatural comedy, based on Peter M Lenkov's Dark Horse Comics series of the same name.

In a new featurette for the movie, Ryan said: "Suddenly we're in a whole other ballgame. He's recruited into a police force called the RIPD (Rest In Peace Department). He doesn't even think it's real, that it's all a bad dream. True enough, it isn't that at all and is, in fact, very real."

He is assigned as partner to veteran officer Roy Pulsifer (Jeff), who needs his help when the dead threaten to overwhelm the living.

Ryan continued: "He's paired with a 200-year-old cowboy. They're certainly not a match made in heaven right off the bat."

Mary-Louise Parker and Kevin Bacon also star in Robert Schwentke's movie, which will open in UK cinemas on August 30.

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