Robert Knepper has signed on for the currently-filming Universal Pictures supernatural action film R.I.P.D. (short for "Rest In Peace Department"). The Hollywood Reporter has word that the actor will play a ghost, which are nicknamed "deados" in the world of the film.
The project, based on Peter Lenkov's Dark Horse comic about a police department of the dead, will be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED) and will feature the team-up of Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the screenplay with Mike Richardson, founder and President of Dark Horse, producing alongside Lawrence Gordon and Neal Moritz.
Best known for his role on the Fox television series "Prison Break," Knepper has appeared on the big screen in films like Hitman, Transporter 3 and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Now filming in Boston, R.I.P.D. is planning a June 28, 2013 release.