New THE ICEMAN Poster Features Michael Shannon as Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Published: March 26, 2012 - 7:53am
Directed by Ariel Vromen and also starring Benicio del Toro and James Franco, the upcoming film is based closely on the tell-all book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno.
THE ICEMAN is the electrifying true story of Richard Kuklinski (Shannon), a notorious mob contract killer and loving family man. He earned his nickname by freezing the bodies of his victims, disguising the time of death, and throwing police off-track. He was a man who used his tendencies toward violence and detachment from consequence to create an idyllic family life. His family and neighbors believed he was an average businessman, having no idea about his deadly alternate life. Kuklinski killed over one hundred people during his life. He never felt remorse for anything he had done, except hurting his family. Del Toro co-stars as Kuklinski’s employer, the notorious mobster Roy Demeo, and Franco plays his mentor assassin known as Mr. Softee.
Michael Shannon, Benicio Del Toro and James Franco will be starring in THE ICEMAN, the forthcoming crime-thriller from Millennium Films and Bleiberg Entertainment. Ariel Vromen (Danika,Rx) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Morgan Land (Rx, The Point of No Return), based on the book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno and on interview footage from the documentary The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer by Jim Thebaut.