The Footloose actor has signed on to play L. B. Jeffries, the wheelchair-bound photographer who is convinced he has witnessed a murder in a neighbouring apartment.

The production, staged by Tony award winner Darko Tresnjak and adapted by playwright Keith Reddin, will run at Hartford Stage in Connecticut from 22 October to 15 November (15)

Tresnjak tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Keith Reddin's taut adaptation takes place inside of a sweltering, claustrophobic apartment, very much like the addled brain of the leading character, who will be played by Kevin Bacon. I can't imagine finer collaborators than Kevin and Keith in exploring the terrifying psychological landscape of this timeless thriller."