Kevin Bacon has joined the cast of “Leave the World Behind”.
The 63-year-old star and Farrah Mackenzie have signed up for Sam Esmail’s Netflix movie.
The pair join a cast that includes Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke and Myha’la Herrold.
“Leave the World Behind” is based on Rumaan Alam’s novel about a family vacation on Long Island interrupted by two strangers announcing a mysterious power outage.
As the threat grows, the two families must decide how to survive the potential crisis while finding their own place in the collapsing world.
Esmail adapted the script and produced with Chad Hamilton through his Email Corp banner. Roberts, Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill are also producing for Red Om Films.
Meanwhile, Kevin recalls being told he’d be good for soap operas and commercials before landing the lead role in the 1984 film “Footloose.”
He said: “They were like, ‘You’re going to be good for soap operas and commercials. You’ll be the boy next door. “”
Bacon – who stars in mobile network TV ad campaign EE – began his acting career in theater and revealed he was amazed when he first saw a film set.
He said: “I had only ever worked on stage, so being thrown into it – all the people, cameras, cranes, cart tracks, walkie-talkies – my jaw dropped completely. But I also fell in love with it. .Every piece of it felt so beautiful to me.”
The Apollo 13 actor also admits that an actor’s success “isn’t measured by box office sales.”
Kevin said: “Success isn’t measured by box office sales. I kind of have to say that. I’ve probably made close to 100 movies and only a small percentage of them are successful whether it’s on financially or critically. Yet I was able to continue working. If my career really depended on box office success, I wouldn’t be.