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Kevin Bacon filming movie in Colorado Springs, local reporter can't find him

Bacon as he appeared in 2011's "X-Men: First Class."
Bacon as he appeared in 2011's "X-Men: First Class."

The next week, Screen Daily reported that Memento Film International had acquired the rights to the flick by director/co-writer Jon Watts, whose first feature, Clown, a horror opus produced and featuring Hostel auteur Eli Roth, is due for release later this year.

Nichole Montañez.
Nichole Montañez.

It's unclear how much screen time Bacon will receive in the Cop Car: The kids, described by Screen Daily as ten-year-olds, appear to be the main characters. Yet yesterday morning at 6:30 a.m., Bacon was spotted reading a script at a Springs coffee shop, prompting reporter Jen Mulson and her running buddy, page designer/artist Nichole Montañez, to set off in search of him for the most modern of reasons -- to convince him to take a selfie with them.

To end the suspense right there: They didn't succeed -- but it wasn't for a lack of trying. In a Gazette article and accompanying video, they document their trip, which takes them to a 7-Eleven, a local studio, the highway to Fountain (where Bacon is said to be filming), the Fountain Creek Nature Center and an area McDonald's. But alas, no Kev.

Highlight for everyone except a certain Footloose star: When a staffer at a diner is asked if he's seen Kevin Bacon, he responds, "I don't even know who that is."

If Mulson ever does find Bacon, he might be pissed. Here's the video.

Note: The original version of this post misidentified the photo of Nichole Montañez above. We apologize for the error.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Television & Film archive circa May 8: "Ashton Kutcher could make next movie in Colorado thanks to state film incentives."


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