After more than a year of trying to pull things together, The Iceman is finally getting ready to shoot, although there’s had to be a bit of a cast shuffle, with Deadline reporting that Winona Ryder will step in for Maggie Gyllenhaal in the movie.
The project is a fact-based film about Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon), a serial killer whose homicidal urgings found the perfect outlet when the mob called upong him to become a Mafia hitman. He earned his nickname by freezing the bodies of his victims, disguising the time of death, and throwing police off-track.
Ryder will play Kuklinski’s wife, Deborah, who was unaware that he was a contract killer and thought her hubby was a businessman. Maggie Gyllenhaal was originally down for the role, and it’s not clear why she’s left. Chris Evans will also star, playing Kulinski’s protege, Robert Pronge. Ariel Vromen will be directing from a screenplay co-written with Morgan Land, based a Anthony Bruno book “The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer”.
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