reports that none other than Kevin Bacon, actor extraordinaire, is in “final negotiations” to star in Jill Soloway’s new comedy pilot I Love Dick. Soloway, of course, is the creative brain behind Amazon’s wonderful Transparent (read our essay here), and she will direct ILD off a script written by playwright Sarah Gubbins, which is in turn based on the 1997 novel of the same name by Chris Kraus.
Bacon would join Kathryn Hahn in the show about a married couple living in an “academic community” in Texas who are both obsessed with the titular Dick, a bad-boy professor. Bacon would play Dick, the “cowboy intellectual,” and the show would switch points-of-view between him, Chris (the wife), and Sylvere (the husband). In other words, this show is going to rule.
Soloway will produce along with Gubbins and Andrea Sperling under the Topple Productions umbrella. The show is part of Soloway’s deal with Amazon Studios.