Kevin Bacon cast as another comic villain in “RIPD.”


After an acclaimed performance as Sebastian Shaw in this summer’s X-Men: First Class, it looks like Kevin Bacon will be stepping into the shoes of another comic book villain.  Variety reports that Bacon is in final negotiations to portray the villain opposite Ryan Reynolds in RIPD, scheduled to begin production in September.  Robert Schwentke will direct the adaptation, which follows the story of a cop killed in the line of duty who gets recruited by a group of undead detectives into the Rest in Peace Department, and goes on a mission to find that man that murdered him.