The Iceman

The Iceman

Michael Shannon is one of the best and slightly underrated actors working in Hollywood at the moment but, I am pleased to say, he has a very busy 2013 ahead of him.

Yes he has a string of very exciting projects over the next year and one of them is The Iceman.

The movie is based on real life hitman Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski - a man who is supposed to be responsible for over two hundred murders - and Shannon will play him in this new film.

And we have the brand new trailer for the film which shows Shannon at his very best:

Based on the book by Anthony Bruno the movie sees Ariel Vromen back in the director's chair for the first time since Danika.

A terrific cast has been assembled around Shannon including Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, James Frano, Stephen Dorff and Chris Evans.

The Iceman played at a string of festivals last year and won over critics left, right and centre it really is set to be one of the crime movies of 2013.

Richard Kuklinski (Shannon) and his wife Deborah (Ryder) appear to have a model American life, living with their three children in an idyllic suburban ranch house with a big lawn on a quiet street.

But unbeknownst to Deborah and the kids, when Kuklinski goes off to work in the morning - or, on occasion, in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night - he is carrying out executions at the behest of the Gambino crime family, employing a wide variety of deadly methods (guns, knives, explosives, strangling, poisonings) that make it difficult to trace all the fatalities to a single killer.

The Iceman shows the development of Kuklinski's career from the 1950s through the 1980s, chronicling his friendship with Gambino soldato Roy DeMeo (Liotta), his mentorship under assassin Robert "Mister Softee" Pronge (Evans), and his troubled relationship with his brother Joseph (Dorff), who, like Richard, was plagued by sociopathic tendencies all his life.

If you want to see a movie that is a little different this summer then The Iceman is the film for you and it is a film that we are very excited about.

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