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Kevin Bacon sticks with villainy to face Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D.

07.28.2011

Kevin Bacon has been giving it to the good guys lately in SUPER and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, and must've got a taste for the dastardly business.

The tireless actor will slip into his evil britches once again in R.I.P.D., the supernatural action-comedy that features Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. The movie is based on a Dark Horse comic, which RED director Robert Schwentke and producer Neal Moritz (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUSes) are bringing to life. Universal has already slotted it for release on June 28, 2013.

The comic synopsis: "Welcome to the Rest In Peace Department -- the devoted, yet dead, officers of divine law enforcement "patrolling the deadbeat...reporting to one boss." Yep -- THAT boss. Nick Cruz was murdered by an unknown assailant, at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded a hundred years of service to the R.I.P.D. in exchange for a shot at finding who killed him. Unfortunately his search will take him to Hell and back -- literally!"

If the screenplay follows that outline at all, Bacon will presumably play the guy who sent Reynolds' character to the afterlife. Before that, he'll be eyeballing Steve Carell's ex in this weekend's CRAZY STUPID LOVE.

Extra Tidbit: The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game started on a Usenet newsgroup way back in 1994. He has appeared in over 30 more movies and TV shows since then, graciously providing even more possible links.
Source: Variety

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