Miranda Bailey’s LA-based Ambush Entertainment has joined Ted Hope’s This Is That as producing partner on Super, which has just attached Kevin Bacon and is shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana, through January
Ambush’s Amanda Marshall will co-produce alongside executive producers Matt Leutwyler of Ambush and Rainn Wilson, who as previously announced will star alongside Ellen Page and Liv Tyler.
Cold Iron Pictures, Ambush’s financing arm, is backing the project and HanWay Films is handling international sales.
Bacon will play Jacques, a smooth-talking drug dealer who steals the wife of an average guy played by Wilson, causing the latter to become a one-man crime-fighting force known as The Crimson Bolt.
“Kevin Bacon is one of the few actors nimble enough to give life to Jacques, our supervillain with a nice streak,” director James Gunn said. “We need to love Jacques even while he’s doing horrible things – Kevin is one of the only actors I know who can pull that off.”