James Gunn Casts Kevin Bacon in Superhero Comedy 'Super'
You may or may not have already heard about Slither director James Gunn's new project called Super (we wrote about it in September), but we've been following it anyway. The comedy is about an everyday guy who transforms himself into The Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks the heroic skills. ScreenDaily has confirmed that Kevin Bacon is starring in the film as the villain Jacques, a smooth-talking drug dealer who steals the wife of our hero. Rainn Wilson stars as the main character Wilson and is also joined by Ellen Page and Liv Tyler. They just started shooting down in Shreveport, Louisiana this week.
"Kevin Bacon is one of the few actors nimble enough to give life to Jacques, our supervillain with a nice streak,” director James Gunn said. “We need to love Jacques even while he’s doing horrible things – Kevin is one of the only actors I know who can pull that off." Wait, he's a supervillain? Is Gunn implying that there are some supernatural elements to this or is he just saying Jacques is a badass villain? I'm not sure, but I definitely am looking forward to this. I'm glad to hear they got all the money they needed, now just to put out some first look photos or something, because I really want to see what this Crimson Bolt guy looks like.