Should the former ‘Footloose’ star land the part, he will join Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, and Taylour Paige in the cast ensemble for Macon Blair’s upcoming remake of the 1984 film.
AceShowbiz –Kevin Bacon is gearing up to play a villain in “Toxic Avenger“.
The 62-year-old actor is set to join Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, and Taylour Paige in Macon Blair’s upcoming reboot of the 1984 film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Blair has written the new film with Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz – who created the original – involved as producers for Troma Entertainment. He will also serve as its director. Paige has been tapped to play the female lead with Dinklage as the male lead.
He will play a man who is disfigured when he is pushed into a vat of toxic waste. He is transformed into a mutant freak but becomes an underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends, and his community from forces of corruption and greed.
The original movie has become a cult classic, and spawned three sequels, its own musical production, a children’s cartoon series and a Marvel comic. Production is expected to be kicked off in Bulgaria sometime in June.
In October 2020, Bacon expressed his interest in landing a role from the comic book movie world.” I haven’t had many chances to work in the Marvel universe or even the comic book world,” he told NME. When asked about the possibility of him joining the “Iron Man” franchise, he simply said, “I love that franchise. And would love to be a part of it.”
In terms of potential future roles, Bacon has been favored to play Joe Exotic in a feature film about the “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” star. In early April, it was unraveled that the actor husband of Kyra Sedgwick topped the list at SportsBetting.ag for the part. He was joined in the list by Edward Norton, Billy Bob Thornton, David Spade and Ben Stiller.
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