Kevin Bacon Eyes R.I.P.D.

Kevin Bacon looks to be joining the cast of Universal Pictures' supernatural action film R.I.P.D. (short for "Rest In Peace Department"). Variety reports that the actor is in final negotiations for the part.

The project, based on Peter Lenkov's Dark Horse comic about a police department of the dead, will be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED) and will feature the team-up of Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are writing the screenplay with Mike Richardson, founder and President of Dark Horse, producing alongside Lawrence Gordon and Neal Moritz.

Bacon's most recent appearance was also as a comic book villain, playing the part of Sebastian Shaw earlier this year in X-Men: First Class.

R.I.P.D. is scheduled to begin production soon, planning a June 28, 2012 release.

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