R.I.P.D. is a 2013 American science fiction action-comedy film starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. Robert Schwentke directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the comic book Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov. The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker and Stephanie Szostak. Boston Police Department officers Detective Sergeant Nick Walker and Detective Lieutenant Bobby Hayes discover and steal several shards of gold while on duty. Nick's wife, Julia, expresses that she is satisfied and does not need the gold, leading Nick to decide to submit the gold as evidence. During a subsequent raid, Hayes, dissatisfied with Nick's stroke of conscience, kills him. In the afterlife, as penance for his thievery, Nick is recruited for the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department). The R.I.P.D. is responsible for finding souls who refuse to move on to the afterlife, becoming "deados", monsters disguised as humans.