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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick to Costar in New Movie for First Time Since 2004

Married couple Bacon and Sedgwick last appeared on the big screen together in the 2004 movies 'Cavedweller' and 'The Woodsman'

<p>Dia Dipasupil/Getty</p> Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon on Nov. 16, 2023

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon on Nov. 16, 2023

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are heading back to the big screen together!

PEOPLE confirmed Tuesday that Bacon and Sedgwick, who celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary together back in September, will costar in the upcoming movie Connescence. The movie will mark their first film together since 2004, when the couple appeared together in two films: Cavedweller and The Woodsman. Deadline was the first to report the news.

Connescence is written and directed by Michael J. Weithorn, a longtime writer, director and producer who is best known for creating the CBS Kevin James sitcom The King of Queens. Outside his work in television, Weithorn last directed a feature film with 2010's A Little Help.

His latest movie stars Bacon, 65, as a security guard named Stan, who meets Sedgwick's character Cynthia after he stops an attempted robbery at her home. "From this chance encounter grows a charged and dynamic friendship – first as late-night text sessions filled with humor and intimate revelations, growing into something that shakes the foundation of both their lives," reads the synopsis, per Deadline.

“We are so excited to work together on screen again for the first time in 20 years in such a funny, moving and original script," the couple shared in a statement with the outlet.

Related: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's Relationship Timeline

<p>Newmarket/courtesy Everett</p> Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in 2004's The Woodsman

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in 2004's The Woodsman

While Bacon and Sedgwick, 58, have not acted together onscreen in 20 years, the pair have worked on different movies each have directed. Sedgwick starred in Bacon's feature directorial debut with 2005's Loverboy, and Bacon returned the favor when she made her own feature directorial debut in 2022 with the movie Space Oddity.

"It's great working with your family, and it's complicated working with your family," Sedgwick told PEOPLE of working with her family on Space Oddity in March 2023. (The couple's son Travis, 34, composed Space Oddity's music.) "But you know no one's going anywhere, so that's kind of nice. You can struggle through it and puzzle through it together."

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Bacon and Sedgwick met on the set of the PBS movie Lemon Sky in 1987, and were engaged by the end of that year. The couple married on Sept. 4, 1988; they share daughter Sosie, 31, in addition to Travis.

Related: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon Share Secrets of Their 35-Year Marriage: 'Sense of Humor Is Crucial'

<p>Jamie McCarthy/Getty</p> Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick on March 30, 2023

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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick on March 30, 2023

When Bacon and Sedgwick celebrated their wedding anniversary in September, the Footloose star shared a throwback photo of the couple to Instagram showing them cuddled up on a chair. Bacon is seen planting a kiss on Sedgwick's head as she smiles at the camera. "35 years feels like a heartbeat. #Anniversary," he wrote in a caption to that post.

Sedgwick also shared a throwback photo on Instagram, writing with it, "It was 1987- on the set of 'Lemon Sky' - I met a man named Kevin. Happy 35 my love."

Connescence is currently filming in Brooklyn, New York, according to Deadline.

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