August 25, 2011 4:00am PT by Borys Kit
Marisa Miller Joins Ryan Reynolds in 'RIPD' (Exclusive)
Add Marisa Miller’s name of recent Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated models that are slinking into acting.
Miller, who was a Victoria’s Secret Angels and 2008 SI Swimsuit cover girl, has inked a deal to join the cast of R.I.P.D., Universal’s supernatural action movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges.
The project marks the feature debut for Miller, who has appeared in episodes of Entourage, Gary Unmarried, and How I Met Your Mother. Her casting attracted the attention of CAA, which just snapped her up.
Robert Schwentke is directing the project, which follows a murdered cop (Reynolds) who is recruited to work in the Rest in Peace Department, a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world.
Bridges is playing Reynolds' ghostly partner and Miller will be his human avatar, the form humans see when Bridges' character is in his earthly form.
Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, and Stephanie Szostak are also in the cast.
Miller, one of the iconic names in the swimsuit and lingerie industry, appeared in every Sports llustrated Swimsuit issue from 2002 to 2008, with her 2008 cover breaking sales records for the magazine.
She continues to be managed by Griffin Guess and Zoe Lee of Cartel Management.
Models have been making a splash in the film world this year, with Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely making her feature debut with a leading role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker appearing with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go With It.