Kevin Bacon will join Steve Carell in an untitled Dan Fogelman-Steve Carell project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra will direct the movie for Warner Bros. Filming will begin in late April.
"The story centers on Carell, whose wife (Julianne Moore) wants a divorce. To salvage their marriage, he uses a slick life coach (Ryan Gosling) to reform him."
Bacon will play a co-worker of Moore's, an alpha male who begins an affair with her. Also set to appear in the film is Emma Stone.
Kevin Bacon has appeared in more than 50 films over the past 30 years, encompassing both mainstream hits and acclaimed independent features. He most recently starred in the thriller Death Sentence and completed filming the HBO feature Taking Chance, the true story of Marine Michael Strobl, a military escort assigned to accompany the body of a soldier killed in Iraq on his journey to his hometown.
Bacon earned a Film Independent's Spirit Award nomination for his performance in the controversial 2004 drama The Woodsman which he also executive produced. He also shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast as part of the cast of 2003's Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood. He previously garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Curtis Hanson's 1994 thriller The River Wild. The following year, he received a SAG Award nomination and won a Critics' Choice Award from the Broadcast Film Critics for his work in Murder in the First. In 2000, Bacon became the first honoree of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Young Friends of Film.
A native of Philadelphia, Bacon was the youngest student at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York. His early efforts on film included memorable performances in the comedy hits National Lampoon's Animal House and Barry Levinson's Diner. However, it was his starring role in Herbert Ross' smash hit Footloose that propelled Bacon to stardom.
Bacon's long list of film credits also includes John Hughes' She's Having a Baby, Martin Campbell's Criminal Law, Christopher Guest's The Big Picture, Ron Underwood's Tremors, Joel Schumacher's Flatliners, Oliver Stone's JFK, Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men, Barry Levinson's Sleepers, David Koepp's Stir of Echoes, Jay Russel's My Dog Skip, Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man, Luis Mandoki's Trapped and Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies.