Kevin Bacon Discusses Playing The Villain In R.I.P.D.
Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class) talks briefly about playing the main antagonist in Universal's Dark Horse adaptation R.I.P.D., calling him a "goofball" and saying that it's a much lighter role than his character in The Following.
After his excellent performance as the villainous Sebastian Shaw in 2011's X-Men: First Class, Kevin Bacon will be returning to the comic book movie genre in this summer's R.I.P.D., which is based on the Dark Horse graphic novel of the same name. Speaking with Collider while promoting The Following, the actor talks briefly about his villain in the Universal-distributed supernatural comedy, saying that the role is much lighter than his character in the FOX TV series. "I was just looping R.I.P.D. Even if it was on a looping stage, it was just so fun to step into some other shoes for awhile. ... He’s a villain, but it’s much lighter. It’s funny. He’s a goofball. He turns into a zombie. He’s not a serial killer." With a July 19th release date set, expect the marketing campaign for R.I.P.D. to begin soon, so stay tuned to CBM for more news on the film. For Bacon's full chat with Collider, click the source link below.
R.I.P.D. follows a cop killed in the line of duty and is recruited by a team of undead police officers working for the Rest In Peace Department, and then tries to find the man who murdered him. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper and Tobias Segal round out the cast of the film, which is directed by Robert Schwentke (RED).
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