Kevin Bacon has signed on to play a smooth talking drug dealer in the upcoming James Gunn film Super. According to Screen Daily, Ambush Entertainment has joined This Is That to produce the film.

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.

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