Kevin Bacon touts new HBO film at DC premiere

February 10, 2009 7:56:54 AM PST
Actor Kevin Bacon has come to the nation's capital for the premiere of an HBO film.

"Taking Chance" is based on the first-person account of Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, who escorted the remains of a soldier killed two months after arriving in Iraq.

Marine Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps was killed while in a convoy. Bacon portrays Strobl, who now works for the Pentagon. Strobl escorted Phelps' remains to the Marine's hometown in Dubois, Wyo.

Bacon says the film has "more weight" because it's a true story. His previous credits include "Footloose," "A Few Good Men," and "Mystic River." "Taking Chance" premieres Feb. 21 on HBO.

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