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Venice Trailer: 'The Iceman' Stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, and Many Gunshots

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood August 30, 2012 at 7:46PM

"The Iceman" stars Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Boardwalk Empire") as a notorious hit man - responsible for the death of 100 men associated with different crime rings around New York. While his career provides the action, his split from 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.
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"The Iceman"
"The Iceman"

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...

This article is related to: Michael Shannon, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Trailers, Trailers, Festivals, Venice Film Festival, Trailers, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.