Winona Ryder is the latest name to join the cast of the true serial killer tale, The Iceman. Deadline reports that she’ll star opposite Michael Shannon and Chris Evans.
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.
Ryder will play Kuklinski’s wife. She appeared earlier this year in The Dilemma and will soon re-team with director Tim Burton, providing a voice in his stop-motion feature, Frankenweenie.
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