Kevin Bacon Joins the Cast of R.I.P.D.
07.29.11 by Ryan
Surprise, surprise, Kevin Bacon is playing a villain in a comic book adaptation. After playing the villainous Sebastian Shaw in this summer's X-Men: First Class, Variety reports that Bacon is in final negotiations to also play the antagonist in Universal Pictures' R.I.P.D..
Based on the Darkhorse comic book by writer Peter Lenkov and artist Lucas Marangon, R.I.P.D. follows to officers of the Rest in Peace Department, which patrols the dead. Ryan Reynolds will play a recently murdered police officer who accepts the job at R.I.P.D. so he can find the man that murdered him, likely the part that Bacon is cast in. Jeff Bridges plays Reynolds' partner, a gunslinger from the 1880s.
Last month, Universal has set a June 28, 2013, release date for R.I.P.D., which was adapted by Clash of the Titans remake screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay. Robert Schwentke (RED) will direct.