Kevin Bacon to Play the Villain in James Gunn’s SUPER Starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page

     December 18, 2009


Screen Daily reports that Kevin Bacon has just signed on to play “Jacques” in James Gunn’s upcoming action-comedy flick Super Starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, and Liv Tyler.  The character is described as “a smooth-talking drug dealer who steals the wife of an average guy played by Wilson, causing the latter to become a one-man crime-fighting force known as The Crimson Bolt.”  When asked why he cast Bacon, 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.”  I personally love the idea of Kevin Bacon playing a supervillain in a comedy, especially against Rainn Wilson.  I’m also a bit surprised that Wilson, who provides serious comedic muscle to The Office, hasn’t broken out the way Steve Carell and John Krasinski have.  As with most things, I blame The Last Mimzy.

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