Kevin Bacon

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Kevin Bacon to star and produce new thriller You Should Have Left

27 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Kevin Bacon will star in and produce the new supernatural thriller 'You Should Have Left'. The 59-year-old 'Footloose' star is teaming up with David Koepp and Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions to adapt the 2017 book of the same name by German author…

Kevin Bacon went undercover at a high school for Footloose

2 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Kevin Bacon went undercover as a high school student to prepare for 'Footloose'. The actor was 23 when he landed the role of 17-year-old Ren McCormack, a Chicago teenager who moves to a small town, and he was so worried about pulling off a realistic…

Kevin Bacon tells porkies about not wanting to be on TV

4 May 2017

TV gossip

Kevin Bacon has agreed to strip off for his new show - despite vowing never to become a television star. The Hollywood actor - who is best known for portraying the main role in 'Footloose' - was adamant he'd never sign up to a series once he had…

Black Mass

18 Sep 20154 stars

TIFF 2015: Absorbing true-life crime thriller marking a return to form for Johnny Depp

True-life crime stories are very much in fashion this autumn. After Tom Hardy’s tour-de-force as both Kray brothers in Legend, Johnny Depp gives one of his best performances in some time as Irish-American criminal kingpin Jimmy ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Black…

Cop Car

18 Jun 20153 stars

EIFF 2015: Kids-on-the-run thriller starring Kevin Bacon, directed by Jon Watts

Despite its compact scale and structure, this high-concept mini-thriller from writer-director Jon Watts packs in the references: the pre-teen trauma of Stand by Me is in there, as is Spielberg’s highway stand-off Duel, and the blackly comic crime capers…

Kevin Bacon to sizzle in Jungle

28 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Kevin Bacon is to star in 'Jungle'. The 56-year-old actor will appear in the survival drama, which is based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an adventurer who found himself lost in the Amazon rainforest for three weeks in the early 1980s…

Kevin Bacon hopes 6 Miranda Drive is a sizzling psychological terror

10 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Kevin Bacon wants '6 Miranda Drive' to be a psychological terror. The 55-year-old actor has been cast in the forthcoming film which tells the story of a family who bring home a supernatural force when they return from a trip to the Grand Canyon, and…

Kevin Bacon cast in 6 Miranda Drive

26 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Kevin Bacon will star in '6 Miranda Drive'. The 55-year-old actor is in talks to feature alongside Radha Mitchell in 'Rogue' director Greg McLean's forthcoming film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jason Blum's Blumhouse banner and Matt…

Kevin Bacon's lessons from wife

12 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Kevin Bacon's wife taught him how to be a lead actor on 'The Following'. The 55-year-old actor has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick for 25 years and he sought her advice because she has more TV experience than he does. He said: "She taught me…

RIPD

19 Sep 20131 star

Lifeless blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges

Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D is every bit the lifeless blockbuster that its name suggests. Derived from the Dark Horse comic book by Peter M Lenkov and borrowing heavily from the likes of Ghostbusters and Men In Black, the film clearly wants to kickstart…

Kevin Bacon talks about role in new TV drama The Following

13 Dec 2012

Movie star's first TV role is in new series by Kevin Williamson

Anyone who has followed the career of Kevin Williamson should be prepared to jump a little. The first of the iconic Scream franchise made his name in the mid-90s while later penmanship on the likes of I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cursed and The…

X-Men: First Class

30 Jun 20114 stars

Latest in franchise makes clever use of Cold War-era setting

(12A) 132min The novelty of the Hollywood franchise reboot has worn thin, but this re-launch of the initially excellent adaptations of the Marvel comic book benefits from a canny central concept that takes the mutant superhero team back to their…

The Bacon Brothers - New Year’s Day

12 May 20101 star

(Hypertension) To those who say there’s not way too much recorded music in the world, please cop a feel of this. Featuring anaemic white reggae, crushingly vapid soul and decrepit grandad rock, there’s barely a track on Michael and Kevin Bacon’s…

Taking Chance

1 Feb 20102 stars

(PG) 78min (HBO) There’s something to be said about a movie which doesn’t take the knee-jerk sensationalist route to making its point. And with a sensitive subject, such as the war in Iraq, you can see why Taking Chance would opt not to ramp up the…

Frost/Nixon

22 Jan 20094 stars

DRAMA If you didn’t get a chance to see Michael Grandage’s celebrated and award-winning production of Peter Morgan’s two-hander, which dramatised one of the most famous interviews in the history of television broadcasting, then Ron Howard’s film…

The Air I Breathe

8 May 20082 stars

THRILLER/ROMANCE (15) 95min Taking its cue from an old Chinese proverb that says life is composed of four emotions – happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love – this ensemble drama featuring an A-list cast and four intertwined plotlines is reminiscent of…

Death Sentence

23 Aug 20073 stars

Mild-mannered businessman Nick (Kevin Bacon) turns into a gang-hunting vigilante when his eldest son is murdered. Good old-fashioned vigilante drama based on the book sequel of Brian Garfield’s Death Wish. Directed with a maturity and intelligence by…

For Your Consideration

29 Jan 20072 stars

(12A) 86min

The law of diminishing returns finally hits Christopher Guest and the team who have worked together since This Is Spinal Tap reconfigured the rockumentary back in 1984. Encouraged by the success of that film, which, despite being directed by Rob Reiner…