Hudgens Joining Cage and Cusack in The Frozen Ground

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Deadline is reporting that Vanessa Hudgens will star opposite Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the Emmett/Furla Films thriller The Frozen Ground, which will mark Scott Walker’s feature directorial debut. Walker also wrote the script.

Based on a true story, Cusack is set to play serial killer Robert Hansen with Cage the police officer who teams with an escaped victim (Hudgens) to catch him. Responsible for the deaths of somewhere between 17 and 21 individuals, Hansen lived in Anchorage, Alaska and, despite a somewhat troubled past, was married with two children and served as a well-known member of the community. After his conviction in 1983, it was theorized that, for years, Hansen had been kidnapping women and then releasing them into the desolate Alaskan wilderness to hunt them for sport.

Shooting for the film begins on October 17 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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