BOSTON (CBS) — The stars of “R.I.P.D. Rest In Peace Department” have enjoyed giving Massachusetts a piece of the movie-making pie.

“It’s nice to be outside of L.A.,” Ryan Reynolds told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “L.A. is a one-industry town. So when you come here, you get a little more diversity, and you get sights and sounds that you would otherwise not see.”

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The Bay State’s tax credit for movie projects has drawn criticism over the years, but it’s also drawn millions from Hollywood. In 2011, movie production in Massachusetts generated $175 million in business, including $113 million in wages, according to state officials.

“R.I.P.D.” is one of several made-in-Massachusetts movies already released this year. In the Universal Studios production, a recently slain police officer joins a team of undead cops working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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Bridges, who won a leading role Oscar in 2010 for his performance in “Crazy Heart,” said Massachusetts was a great pick to film “R.I.P.D.”

“Some of the locations just fit the scenes so perfectly,” Bridges said.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

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Several more movies are being shot this year in Massachusetts, including “The Judge,” which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duval, and “The Equalizer,” which stars Denzel Washington.