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Kevin Bacon joins Steve Carell film

THR EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Bacon is joining the cast of Warner Bros.' untitled Dan Fogelman-Steve Carell project, which is being directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.

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.

Emma Stone also has been cast.

Carell is producing via his Warners-based Carousel Prods. with Denise Di Novi.

The movie shoots later this month.

In March, Bacon wrapped "Elephant White" in Thailand alongside Djimon Hounsou for director Prachya Pinkaew. He won a SAG Award this year for the HBO telefilm "Taking Chance."

Bacon is repped by WME and the Schiff Co.