Kevin Bacon Goes Bad For "Super"

12/22/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Kevin Bacon will play the villain in the upcoming action-comedy "Super" for This Is That and Ambush Entertainment reports Screen Daily.

According to the site: Miranda Bailey’s LA-based Ambush Entertainment has joined Ted Hope’s This Is That as producing partner on “Super,” which has just attached Kevin Bacon and is shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana, through January.

Ambush’s Amanda Marshall will co-produce alongside executive producers Matt Leutwyler of Ambush and Rainn Wilson, who as previously announced will star alongside Liv Tyler.

In the film, Bacon will play Jacques, a smooth-talking drug dealer who steals the wife (Tyler) of an average guy (Wilson), causing the latter to become a one-man crime-fighting force known as The Crimson Bolt. Ellen Page also stars in the project.

Said director James Gunn: “Kevin Bacon is one of the few actors nimble enough to give life to Jacques, our supervillain with a nice streak. 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.”

Adding Bacon to a role is a great idea--he has shown in the past couple years he has some real acting chops including a supporting role in last year's “Frost/Nixon.” But the reason this film really looks promising, is due to the fact that Wilson has a starring role.

I know “The Rocker” wasn’t that great, but for anyone who watches “The Office” on a regular basis knows that Wilson is one of the funniest actors working today. I think this role suits him, and hopefully it will turn out to be a quality superhero comedy.

Look for “Super” in 2010.

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