Robert Knepper Will Become a “Deado” for “R.I.P.D.”

Namtar here in the afterlife…

Highly adept and talented actor Robert Knepper (“Prison Break”) has been cast as “one of the spirits,” or a “deado” in the graphic novel to film adaptation of Universal Picture’s “R.I.P.D.”  The film began shooting on location in Boston last week.

Knepper is most noted for portraying the character Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell in Fox Television’s “Prison Break.”  His role as an inmate gained wide attention from fans for being self-educated and persevering.  He was very much a traditional anti-hero.

Here is the basic storyline for “R.I.P.D.”

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. At the height of his personal and professional life, Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailant. Now he’s traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding out who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back — literally!

“R.I.P.D.” is currently filming in Boston with a planned June 28th, 2013 release date.  It stars Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, James Hong, Mike O’Malley, Stephanie Szostak, and Robert Knepper.  Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay wrote the script, which is based on the graphic novel written by Peter M. Lenkov.  Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell, and Mike Richardson will produce the film.  Robert Schwentke (“Red,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife”) directs.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, IMDb