Kevin Bacon (The Following) is set to star opposite Kathryn Hahn in Jill Soloway’s Amazon comedy pilot I Love Dick. Bacon had been in negotiations for the role for over a month, with the streaming service not confirming his casting until today.
Written by playwright Sarah Gubbins based on Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel and directed by Soloway, I Love Dick is set in a colorful academic community in Marfa, Texas. It centers on a struggling married couple, failing wife and independent filmmaker Chris (Hahn) and Sylvere, and their mutual obsession with an off-putting but charismatic professor, Dick (Bacon). Through that obsession, Chris goes on a journey of self-discovery and eventually transformative power. Told in Rashomon-style shifts of POV, I Love Dick charts the unraveling of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the reluctant deification of a man named Dick.
I Love Dick is produced by Soloway and Andrea Sperling’s newly formed Topple Productions under the company’s overall deal with Amazon Studios. Soloway and Sperling executive produce, with Gubbins co-executive producing.