Kevin Bacon to Play the Villain in Super

Screen Daily revealed on Friday that Kevin Bacon will play the villain in writer/director James Gunn’s action-comedy Super. He joins a cast that includes Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler.

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

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

Super is shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana, through January.

Source: Screen Daily