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Kuklinski contract killer gets film treatment

RichardKuklinski.jpgThe story of Richard "Iceman" Kuklinski is a terrifying one, depending on who you believe, and is soon to become a film.

He was a hitman for the Gambino crime "family" and has claimed that he killed over two hundred people while living a normal life with his wife and family. Philip Carlo wrote a book about the man and his claims called The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. Here's the Amazon write up, which tells the story perfectly:

For 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on "The Sopranos", becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey...He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers. For an additional price, he would make his victims suffer. By his own estimate, he killed over 200 men, taking enormous pride in his cunning and the ferocity of his technique.

According to Variety through Jo Blo the film will be directed by Allen and Albert Hughes and the directors are currently looking for a writer for the story.

There's something about these true life crimes and the characters of hitmen that really capture the public, and this looks set to have a great head start just on the material alone.





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I have the same shoe size, am tall, well slightly taller than Kuklinski, also had a tough time as a kid for being Polish (but here in Britain), my father wasn't the nicest guy to put it diplomaticly, also I was an altar boy, dyslexic aswell. So if anyone should play him in a movie it should be me, I was born to play him. But I'm just a nobody lol

I read the book and love it, hurry up with the movie but on the same note take the time to get it right, don't make it too "Hollywood" make it a long film so as to not miss too much out....Books have a knack of getting deep inside your head which is something movies rarely achieve.

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