Kevin Bacon to play the villain in The Toxic Avenger
The reboot will be helmed by actor-filmmaker Macon Blair
Actor Kevin Bacon is set to play the antagonist in the upcoming reboot of the 1984 comedy-superhero film The Toxic Avenger. The reboot stars Peter Dinklage, Wonder-fame Jacob Tremblay, and Taylour Paige in the main roles.
In development at Legendary Entertainment, the reboot will be helmed by actor-filmmaker Macon Blair, who made his directorial debut with the Netflix comedy I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore in 2017. Blair has also written the script for the film. The story will reportedly follow a commoner, played by Dinklage, who turns into a mutant when pushed into toxic waste, and eventually emerges as an underdog hero.
The role marks Bacon's return to antagonist roles after X-Men: First Class in 2011. The Mystic River-actor was last seen in the horror film You Should Have Left, and is set to reprise his role in the American crime drama series City on a Hill, which was recently renewed for a third season. Bacon also recently finished shooting for the actioner, One Way, co-starring Colson Baker and Travis Fimmel.