He predicted the apocalypse in Take Shelter, battles criminals in Boardwalk Empire and will fight Superman himself in Man of Steel next summer, but in between Michael Shannon has turned gangster as The Iceman. Premiering at Venice to mixed reviews today, Ariel Vromen‘s drama also features Winona Ryder, James Franco, Ray Liotta and Chris Evans, and we’ve got the first trailer.
Also revealing that its part of the Telluride line-up, this is shockingly violent for what looks to be a theatrical trailer, as we see Shannon full embrace the role of real-life hit-man Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, who killed hundreds of people. It all looks a bit silly, especially Evans’ ice cream truck driver role, but it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be some bloody fun, especially with Shannon at the lead. Check out the trailer below or over at Apple in HD, along with the first poster.
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