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John Cusack & Nicolas Cage To Star In Serial Killer Pic 'The Frozen Ground'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 26, 2011 at 12:55PM

Well, here's something different. A new Nicolas Cage where he isn't the crazy person.
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Well, here's something different. A new Nicolas Cage where he isn't the crazy person.

Deadline reports that John Cusack and The Wigged One are in talks to star in the chilling serial pic "The Frozen Ground" (get it?!). Written by Scott Walker, who will also make his directing debut, the film is based on the real life killer/predator Robert Hansen, who over the course of twelve years abducted, tortured and raped over twenty four women, flying them to the Alaskan wilderness and hunted them down before killing them. Cusack will play the killer, while Cage will take the role of a "principled and dedicated" Alaska State Trooper who comes across a teen who is a survivor, and together they track down Cusack.

No word yet on when this might roll, but we're still reeling at Cage playing the straight man in this. Here's hoping his character is an insomniac or a collector of Hummel figurines or something, because a Nicolas Cage movie without some patented Cage Crazy is not a movie worth watching.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, The Frozen Ground, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack