You might think that this was going to be a new Marvel Superhero movie but lucky for us it’s Michael Shannon “icing” people with a gun.
As soon as I read the words Michael Shannon plays a contract killer I was in, being a huge fan of his work from Boardwalk Empire although I seem to have missed most of his big screen work. He does have a major role in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel later this year but looking at the trailer, the cast and the accolades the movie has already received, the Iceman releasing in the UK june 7th and based on real events definitely is one to look forward to.
The Iceman is the story of real-life mob hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, who was reportedly responsible for over 200 murders.
Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) and his wife Deborah (Winona Ryder) appear to have a model American life, living with their three children in an idyllic suburban ranch house with a big lawn on a quiet street. But unbeknownst to Deborah and the kids, when Kuklinski goes off to work in the morning — or, on occasion, in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night — he is carrying out executions at the behest of the Gambino crime family, employing a wide variety of deadly methods (guns, knives, explosives, strangling, poisonings) that make it difficult to trace all the fatalities to a single killer. The Iceman shows the development of Kuklinski’s career from the 1950s through the 1980s, chronicling his friendship with Gambino soldato Roy DeMeo (Ray Liotta), his mentorship under assassin Robert “Mister Softee” Pronge (Chris Evans), and his troubled relationship with his brother Joseph (Stephen Dorff), who, like Richard, was plagued by sociopathic tendencies all his life.