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James Franco, Benicio Del Toro & Michael Shannon Sign On For Mob Killer Pic 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 10:50 AM
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Don't be confused. This isn't the film about the same guy -- mob hitman Richard Kulinski -- that Mickey Rourke was linked to earlier in the fall. Instead, this one is based off the biography by Anthony Bruno and it has attracted some strong names to the project.

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up 'Take Shelter' Starring Michael Shannon & Jessica Chastain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 6:04 AM
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After making a strong debut with his riveting and powerful debut film "Shotgun Stories," director Jeff Nichols is looking to break out in a huge way with his sophomore effort.

First Look: Jessica Chastain & Michael Shannon In Psychological Thriller 'Take Shelter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2010 6:02 AM
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While most cinemagoers became acquainted with the insanely talented Michael Shannon from his turn in "Revolutionary Road" or more recently, in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," indie film fans have been singing the actor's praises ever since his performance in the little seen picture "Shotgun Stories." That film was a sharp exploration of sibling rivalry at its most harrowing and now director Jeff Nichols has re-teamed with the actor for his sophomore effort.

Michael Shannon, James Franco & Benicio Del Toro Linked To Hitman Film 'Ice Man'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 5, 2010 8:55 AM
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Faces Competing Film Starring Mickey Rourke In DevelopmentWhat would Hollywood be without competing projects each year? It could be competing volcano movies, competing killer comet movies, competing talking pig movies, but the mimicry continues.

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