"The Iceman" is a thriller starring Michael Shannon, who plays a compassionate family man who doubles as a cold-blooded killer. The film is based on the true story of Richard Kuklisnki, a hitman who murdered more than 100 people between 1964-1986.
The Hollywood Reporter film critic David Rooney calls the film “gritty, griping and unrelentingly intense,” boasting an all-star cast and “richly detailed character work.” Among Shannon’s co-stars are Winona Ryder, James Franco, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi and Danny Abeckaser.
(Ariel) Vromen wrote the screenplay along with Morgan Land, based on the fictional book by Anthony Bruno and on James Thebaut’s 1992 HBO documentary, The Iceman Tapes: Conversations With a Killer. Following its Venice run, the out-of-competition film is also scheduled to screen at Telluride and Toronto later this year.
The movie recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and this trailer was released shortly thereafter.
[H/T: Hollywood Reporter]