Rainn Wilson will headline the project, as well as produce. Ellen Page and Liv Taylor are also set to appear in the film. Bacon will play Jacques, a drug dealer that steals the wife of Wilson's average Joe character, causing the guy to become a super hero known as The Crimson Bolt.
Director Gunn stated, "Kevin Bacon is one of the few actors nimble enough to give life to Jacques, our supervillain with a nice streak. 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 currently filming throughout January in Shreveport, Louisiana.