The Iceman is currently making the rounds at film festivals right now, including Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. The film stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, James Franco, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi, and Danny Abeckaser. Michael Shannon plays real-life hitman, Richard Kuklinski, who was eventually convicted of murdering a number of people. He led a kind of double life, with his family not knowing what he was doing. The film is based on the book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno. The screenplay was adapted by Morgan Land and Ariel Vromen. Ariel Vromen directed the film.
“Millennium Films and Bleiberg Entertainment bring the story of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski, nicknamed “The Iceman,” to the big screen. Inspired by actual events, The Iceman stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, “Boardwalk Empire”) as the real-life hitman who in 1986 was convicted of murdering 100 men for various crime organizations around the New York area. The compelling twist to Kuklinski’s story was that he was also a devoted husband and father whose family was unaware of his real profession until his arrest.
The Iceman follows Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest in 1986. Appearing to be living the American dream with his beautiful wife, Deborah Pellicotti (Winona Ryder) and their children, in reality he is a killer-for-hire able to keep his “job” hidden from his family. When he is finally arrested by the feds in 1986, neither his wife and daughters nor their neighbors have any clue that he is a murderer. Why did he do it and how did he get away with it for so long?”
There is no release date for The Iceman yet. Hopefully if it does well at the film festivals, we will see it soon.
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by Sarah Ksiazek