One of the most underrated actors currently acting today, Kevin Bacon, has joined the cast of James Gunn's currently shooting flick, Super. Bacon joins a cast already brimming with talent, as Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler have already signed on.
According to Screen Daily, Bacon will play Jacques, a "smooth-talking drug dealer who steals the wife (Liv Tyler) of an average guy (Rainn Wilson), causing the latter to become a one-man crime-fighting force known as The Crimson Bolt." Sounds like a lot of fun, and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what the hugely talented Gunn does with it.
Gunn last directed the brilliant Slither, and has written scripts for Scooby Doo 1 and 2, as well as the best horror remake of all time, Dawn of the Dead. His blogs at www.jamesgunn.com are some of the funniest things I've ever read, and I recommend you check them out.