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Kevin Bacon in talks to play R.I.P.D. villain

X-Men: First Class

Story by Jack Foley

KEVIN Bacon is in talks to play the villain in Ryan Reynolds starrer R.I.P.D.

The supernatural action thriller also stars Jeff Bridges and is being directed by Robert Schwentke.

Based on the comic book series by Peter Lenkov, the story follows a cop killed in the line of duty who is recruited by a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department. He then tries to find the man who murdered him.

Bacon is no stranger to playing bad, having won widespread acclaim for his villainous turns in The River Wild, Hollow Man and – just this year – X-Men: First Class

He’ll next be seen in Ryan Gosling-Steve Carell comedy Crazy Stupid Love and is currently filming Jayne Mansfield’s Car, directed by Billy Bob Thorton.

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