Franco, Del Toro, And Shannon Sign Up for ‘The Iceman’

Benicio Del ToroThe story? A notorious contract mob killer who killed over 100 people, freezing each one of them to disguise time-of-death, had no remorse about any of it and also really, really loves his family. This is a true story. The cast? Michael Shannon as the killer, Richard Kuklinksi; Benicio Del Toro plays the mobster who hires him, Roy Demeo; and James Franco will play the man behind the man, Kuklinksi’s mentor, Mr. Softee. Are you creeped out yet?

The film is based off of the tell-all novel The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno and the documentary The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer and Ariel Vromen (Rx) will direct. It looks like we’ve got the set up for a killer (pardon my awful pun) film and this will give Shannon the chance to exhibit his talents for a wider audience. Of course, with names like Del Toro and Franco on either side, he’s in the best of company. Is it sick that we’re really looking forward to this one?

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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