Kevin Bacon Going Bad Again with Villain Role in 'R.I.P.D.' Adaptation

July 28, 2011
Source: Variety

Kevin Bacon / RIPD

Since he delivered a fun and quality performance as villain Sebastian Shaw in this summer's release of X-Men: First Class, it's good to hear that Kevin Bacon is ready to go to the dark side again. Variety reports the actor is set to play the villain in Universal's adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel R.I.P.D. (or Rest In Peace Department). Though the film initially paired Ryan Reynolds with Zach Galifianakis, the latter comedian was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Fortunately, The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, stepped up to take the open role in the action comedy from RED director Robert Schwentke.

Producer Neal Moritz previously described this as "a buddy action comedy that follows Reynolds' recently deceased cop character and a gunslinger who has been dead for hundreds of years as they find themselves "patrolling the deadbeat… reporting to one boss. Yes that boss." More specifically, the story follows a cop killed in the line of duty who is recruited by a team of undead police officers to work one hundred years in divine law enforcement in exchange for a shot at finding the man who killed him. Honestly, it's good to see Bacon having some fun being a bad buy again and with a cast of this caliber, and the direction of Schwentke, I think we're in for a really great action comedy,

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Bacon's having a good run lately...he was also a great villain in the vigilante indie movie "Super" with Rainn Wilson

Daren on Jul 29, 2011


I don't like the image for this article...I thought Kevin Baon had died And that made me very, very sad

Mikestar on Jul 29, 2011


Sounds like an action film that will draw audiences. Kevin Bacon & Jeff Bridges are a perfect combo. Hope that I get to work on this film when it comes to Boston.

Elaine Victoria Grey on Aug 1, 2011

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