Screen Junkies » the ice man http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:22:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Iceman’ Snags Del Toro, Shannon, And, As Required By Law, James Franco http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-iceman-snags-del-toro-shannon-and-as-required-by-law-james-franco/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-iceman-snags-del-toro-shannon-and-as-required-by-law-james-franco/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:52:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21097 Del Toro, Franco, and Shannon have been snagged for the upcoming film The Iceman, the true story of a mafia hitman.

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Three stars have been snagged for the upcoming film The Iceman, which is a true story based on the book The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer. A joint statement today by Millenium Films and Bleiberg Entertainment announced that the studios had signed on Michael Shannon, Benicio Del Toro, and the ubiquitous James Franco to the picture with Shannon playing the titular killer, Del Toro his mob boss, and Franco his deadly mentor.

While the cast is certainly standout, the star of this film will remain the story of Richard Kuklinski, a seemingly normal man who led a double life as a mob hit man with over 100 kills to his name and no discernible remorse. The title The Iceman refers to his freezing of the corpses so that police could not pinpoint the time of death. Ariel Vroman is directing, which seems incongruous with the notable cast, but having written the screenplay with Morgan Land, it’s likely that Vroman has conveyed very specific ideas for the project. No word on timeline or a release date, but expect more discussion of this seemingly stellar project once all this Sundance hogwash dies down. (Deadline)

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Mickey Rourke Takes New Job As Mafia Contract Killer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mickey-rourke-takes-new-job-as-mafia-contract-killer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mickey-rourke-takes-new-job-as-mafia-contract-killer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Even assassins have their soft spots. Mickey Rourke has signed on for the feature adaptation of the book "The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer." David McKenna (American History X) is writing the script about Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinksi, a professional assassin who doubled as a loving father and husband in New Jersey. Hmmmm, sounds like Tony Soprano, does it not? But considering Kuklinksi isn't Italian, this story will have less capicola and guys shouting, "OH EH! EH OH!" Or maybe it's just Tony Danza that does that. Either way, Rourke is playing an assassin, and he's a method actor, so if you start hearing stories of hookers being found with double-taps to the chest, don't look at me. It was probably Rourke. NOT me. (Variety)

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Even assassins have their soft spots.

Mickey Rourke has signed on for the feature adaptation of the book "The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer." David McKenna (American History X) is writing the script about Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinksi, a professional assassin who doubled as a loving father and husband in New Jersey.

Hmmmm, sounds like Tony Soprano, does it not? But considering Kuklinksi isn’t Italian, this story will have less capicola and guys shouting, "OH EH! EH OH!" Or maybe it’s just Tony Danza that does that. Either way, Rourke is playing an assassin, and he’s a method actor, so if you start hearing stories of hookers being found with double-taps to the chest, don’t look at me. It was probably Rourke. NOT me. (Variety)

 

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