The Woodsman

(2004)

A pedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Kyra Sedgwick Talks ‘The Woodsman’

It's one thing for an actor to take on a dark character, but what do his loved ones think when they see the finished product? Kevin Bacon plays a child molester in The Woodsman, and though wife Kyra Sedgwick even costarred in the film and saw his process, she admitted it's always hard to see her husband succeed in portraying darkness.

The Woodsman opens Friday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and wide in January.

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Kevin Bacon Talks The Woodsman

Kevin Bacon is used to terrorizing children, in movies at least. In films like The River Wild and Sleepers, he is menacing kids in various ways, as a popcorn bad guy in the former and as an abusive authority in the latter. In The Woodsman, Bacon plays a reformed child molester. Released from prison, Walter (Bacon) tries to adjust to life on the outside, but his own guilt over his crime proves as big an obstacle as society's view of him.

The Woodsman opens Friday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and goes wide in January.

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