Ariel Vroman’s The Iceman debuted in Venice to great reviews then screened at Telluride and TIFF, yet we’ve heard nary a word since then. We’re finally getting a release here in the US and for my money, this has the look of a first-class crime-thriller. One could argue that my bias is showing since I’ve been looking forward to since for over a year and a half. Well, take a look at this 2nd trailer and see if you don’t agree:
The ever brilliant Michael Shannon plays the appropriately monikered Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinksi. (The look he gives Ray Liotta in the car?! Holy crap! Chilled the blood in my veins) who from 1964-1986 killed 100 people and then stored them in a freezer.
“Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.”
Vromen (Danica, Jewel of the Sahara) directs from his own screenplay, cowritten by Morgan Land and based on “The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer” by Anthony Bruno. The cast includes Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi, Stephen Dorff and James Franco.
The Iceman will be released in the US on May 3 and in the UK 7th June.