Paul Leyden directed the spiritual sequel to the 2013 ‘RIPD movie- ‘RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned’. The script for the upcoming film is written by Andrew Klein with Leyden.
The first film was directed by Robert Schwentke and was adapted from the comic of the same name by Peter M. Lenkov written in 1999. It featured Ryan Reynolds (Nick Walker) and Jeff Bridges (Roy Pulsipher) as the two main characters.
The sequel is not precisely a continuation of the 2013 film and does not bring back Reynolds and Bridges either. In that place, Jeffrey Donovan was cast as Sheriff Roy Pulsipher in the upcoming film.
The Plot Line of RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned:
The plot will seem to be set in the American West in the year 1876. It revolves around the deceased Sheriff Roy Pulsipher and the Rest in Peace Department or RIPD Roy died as a result of a shootout with a dangerous illegal gang.
But when he’s recruited by the RIPD, he gets another chance to return to the world. But he soon realizes that avenging his own murder will not be too easy as a portal to hell opens in Red Creek, an old mining town that threatens all of humanity.
Cast members of ‘RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned’:
American actor Jeffrey Donovan will be seen portraying the primary character of Sheriff Roy Pulsipher. Donovan’s previous films include ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’, ‘Purpose’, ‘Come Early Morning’, ‘Believe in Me’, ‘Hindsight’, ‘Changeling’, ‘J. Edgar’, ‘Extinction’, ‘LBJ’, ‘Shot Caller’, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’, ‘Villains’, ‘Wrath of Man’, etc.
In 2000 Donovan worked as a recurring cast member in the tv series ‘The Beat’ as Brad Ulrich. In the 2004 crime series ‘Touching Evil’ he played the lead role of Detective Inspector Dave Creegan.
He also played the lead role of Michael Westen from 2007 to 2013 in Burn Notice. Donovan’s other television credits include the role of Dodd Gerhardt in the 2015 dark comedy crime series ‘Fargo’ as a recurring cast member.
Played by Charlie Haverford he was cast in the drama series ‘Shut Eye’ from 2016 to 2017. Also, as Det. Frank Cosgrove, Donovan starred in the police procedural legal drama series ‘Law & Order.
Australian actress Penelope Mitchell has been cast in the upcoming film as Jeanne. Her other film credits are ‘Zipper’, ‘The Curse of Downers Grove’, ‘Curve’, ‘Between Worlds’, ‘Look Away’, ‘Hellboy’, ‘Becoming’ etc.
As a series regular Mitchell was cast as Letha Godfrey in the 2013 horror television series ‘Hemlock Grove. And as a recurring cast member, she starred as Olivia Parker in the supernatural teen series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ from 2014 to 2015 and as Renée Picard in ‘Star Trek: Picard’ in 2022.
Welsh-American character actor Richard Brake will appear as Otis in the upcoming film. Brake portrayed the Night King in seasons four and five of HBO’s celebrated epic fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’.
His numerous film credits include ‘Batman Begins, ‘Hannibal Rising’, ‘Halloween II’, ‘Good Day for It’, ‘The Incident, ‘The Counselor’, ‘Thor: The Dark World, ‘Set Fire to the Stars, ‘Bitter Harvest’, ‘The Death of Stalin’, ‘The Sisters Brothers, ‘The Rhythm Section, ‘The Virtuoso’, ‘Barbarian’ etc.
Brake starred in the first season of the thriller series ‘Absentia’ in 2017 as Conrad Harlow. In 2021 he was cast as a recurring cast member in the documentary miniseries ‘Exterminate All the Brutes as General.
This English actor will play Angus in the upcoming film. His first important role was Craig Harris in the British soap opera ‘Coronation Street’ from 2002 to 2006.
In the 2009 BBC television series ‘All the Small Things’ he was cast as the main character of Kyle Caddick. In 2022 he played the role of Ken in the fantasy drama series ‘The Sandman’ as a recurring cast member.
In the role of Charlotte Pulsipher, we will see the English actress Tilly Keeper in the upcoming film. From 2016 to 2020 she starred as a regular cast member in the British soap opera ‘EastEnders’ playing Louise Mitchell.
In 2022 in the 4th season of the psychological thriller series ‘You’ she played the lead role of Lady Phoebe.
American actor Jake Choi will be seen playing Slim in the sequel film. His film credits include ‘Front Cover’, ‘Wolves’, ‘Money Monster, ‘Ms. Violet, ‘The Sun is also a Star’, ‘Definition Please’, ‘Please Baby Please’ etc.
From 2018 to 2020 he was cast as the main character Miggy Park in the sitcom ‘Single Parents’. In 2021 she starred as the recurring character JD in the ABC sitcom ‘American Housewife’.
‘RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned’ Release Date:
Although no official trailer has been released yet, the sequel film ‘RIPD 2: Rise of the Damned’ is anticipated to arrive on November 15, 2022, on Netflix.