Kevin Bacon to Play the Villain in R.I.P.D. Opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges

     July 28, 2011

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Apparently Kevin Bacon had fun being all evil in X-Men: First Class, because the actor is looking to take on the villain role in the supernatural comic-book adaptation R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are set to star in the film which centers on a cop who’s recruited by a team of deceased lawmen after he’s killed on-duty. Reynolds plays the recruit, and sets out with the “Rest in Peace Department” to find the man who murdered him. Bridges plays Reynolds’ new partner, a gunslinger who has been dead for hundreds of years.

Variety reports that Bacon is in final negotiations to take on the villain role in the pic, which Robert Schwentke (Red) is directing. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Clash of the Titans) penned the screenplay. Bacon is currently filming Billy Bob Thornton’s return to the director’s chair Jayne Mansfield’s Car. Universal has slated R.I.P.D. for June 28th, 2013.

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