Hollywood heartthrob and recent divorcé Ryan Reynolds will be returning to Boston to film this summer. The former Mr. Scarlett Johansson spent time in the area in 2008, filming the romantic comedy, The Proposal with costar Sandra Bullock. Now, the sexy Canadian will be trying his hand at a “supernatural comedy” in R.I.P.D.
R.I.P.D. is set to start filming in Boston this September. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as a recently deceased detective, Nick Cruz, who is obsessed with solving his own murder. Jeff Bridges costars in the movie as Roy Powell, a veteran of the “Rest In Peace Detectives” who are responsible for keeping the dead in line. Reynolds plays Powell’s partner. Zach Galifinakis was originally set to be play Powell, but dropped out over concerns that the project would be delayed if Warner Bros. exercised Reynolds’ option on Green Lantern 2. With the addition of Oscar winner Jeff Bridges to the cast, many people have begun buzzing about the strength of the film’s script, raising the overall expectations of the film exponentially.
Reynolds can currently be seen in commercials for the upcoming, much anticipated summer superhero film, Green Lantern, which will be released nationwide later this month on June 17th. Meanwhile, R.I.P.D., which is currently in pre-production, is set to be released sometime in 2012.