by Maggie Lange
August 30, 2012 7:46 PM 0 Comments
Venice entry "The Iceman" stars Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Take Shelter," "Boardwalk Empire") as a notorious hit man responsible for the death of 100 men associated with crime rings around New York. While his career provides the action, his family life provides the drama: the devoted father and husband managed to keep his career a secret from his wife (Winona Ryder) and children over the decades he acted as a brutal mercenary.
While the film didn't quite play out at Venice (The Playlist's less than enthused review here), Shannon handles the leading role expertly. The film also features Chris Evans as his boss, David Schwimmer, and James Franco (the last few seconds of the trailer suggest that Franco plays a victim). See for yourself below...