Jeff Bridges to Join the R.I.P.D.?

Jeff Bridges is in final negotiations to join Ryan Reynolds in the adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D (Rest In Peace Department). He would play Reynolds wise-cracking partner as they police the afterlife.

Never heard of this title (it came out several years ago), but I kinda like the premise. I'm also a big Jeff Bridges fan and if he gets to be the funny guy to Ryan Reynolds straight man, this SHOULD be good.

Zach Galifianakis was up for the role, but left due to the uncertainty of Reynolds commitment to the project due the possibility of Green Lantern 2 being green-lit (no pun intended) right away. The movie is slated for a 2012 release.