Chris Evans is set to replace the previously announced James Franco in The Iceman, Deadline reports. He’ll appear opposite Michael Shannon in the true serial killer tale.
Ariel Vromen (Danika, Rx) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Morgan Land (Rx), 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. The film is officially described as follows:
“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.
Evans, who next appears in Marvel’s The Avengers, plays a mentor assassin known as Mr. Softee.
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