In X-Men: First Class, Kevin Bacon has had a taste of being bad, and it felt…I dunno…”so good” or something. So he’s keeping it up, having signed on to play the villain in the Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges-starring R.I.P.D. The film follows a cop killed in the line of duty, only to return to the force, recruited by some undead police officers, to search for the man that murdered him. Don’t eff with zombie Ryan Reynolds. Everyone in Hollywood already knows that, and now you know it, too. Though not specified in initial reports, I’m assuming that the guy that murders Ryan Reynolds is “the villain.”
The film will be directed by Robert Schwentke, which is a name so awesome it makes me want to chuck an orphan off an overpass. It’s based on a comic book series of the same name, written by Peter Lenkov.
Bacon has played a lot of roles in his day (Flatliner, Tremor-killer, Sleeper-raper), but he’ll always be The Woodsman to me. (Variety)