Ryan Reynolds‘ sarcastic wit will meet its match with the stoic and awkward pauses of Zach Galifianakis. The two actors may join forces for the upcoming comic adaptation R.I.P.D. According to a report from The LA Times, the comedian turned actor is in talks to star in the film, which will feature Reynolds as a cop who hunts the dead.

Two sources close to the project claim that Galifianakis is negotiating to play the co-lead alongside Reynolds. R.I.P.D. (short for Rest in Peace Department) centers on two police officers, one who has recently died and another who’s been dead for hundreds of years. As a matter of fact, the entire police force is filled with dead cops. The comic was distributed by Dark Horse and was created by Peter Lenkov.

R.I.P.D. will be directed by RED helmer, Robert Schwentke and produced by Universal Pictures. The studio aims to shoot the film this summer, when Reynolds has an open slot in his busy schedule.

Is it wrong that we’re still slightly bitter about Reynolds choosing this film over the Deadpool spin-off? Not to knock this comic, but where are his priorities?

What do you think of Galifianakis being cast in R.I.P.D.?