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HBO Orders Script for Potential Kevin Bacon Star Vehicle

The network has ordered the comedy project “Valentine” with writer Bryan Sipe attached.

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HBO has founds its Valentine.

The premium cable network has ordered a half-hour comedy script that could serve as a star vehicle for Kevin Bacon.

Bacon will serve as an executive producer on the project, alongside Parks/MacDonald Production's Walter Parks and Laurie MacDonald, Ted Gold and Bacon's manager David Schiff. Bryan Sipe (Alpha Mail) is attached to write Valentine.

Bacon, who is also attached to HBO golf comedy project based on Clint McCown's The Member-Guest, is being eyed for the role of Johnny Valentine, a down on his luck man who nabs a talk radio gig. 

HBO teamed with Bacon on Taking Chance, a 2009 war-themed telepic that garnered the actor an Emmy nomination.

Bacon, whose Crazy Stupid Love is currently in theaters, is repped by WME and The Schiff Company.