The Iceman test scene
There isn't a trailer out there yet for The Iceman, the film with Michael Shannon playing Richard Kuklinski, a real life notorious contract killer, but there is a test scene featuring Shannon playing the character with typical intensity and it gives a good idea of the tone intended for the film.
Again it's not a trailer for the Ariel Vromen directed film, but it is an indication of what we can expect, and actually I think it works a little better than some trailers that we see.
The film is adapted from the book by Anthony Bruno called The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer (Amazon.co.uk) and is not to be confused with another film about Kuklinski which may well star Mickey Rourke and will be adapted from the book by Philip Carlo called The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer (Amazon.co.uk ). You can read more about that film right here on Filmstalker.
The story is about Richard "Iceman" Kulinski, the alleged hitman for the Gambino crime gang who led a double life that you would only expect to see in a film or on a television show like The Sopranos. He became one of the most notorious assassins in American history while being a model neighbour and family man at home. He claims to have killed over two hundred men and was also known to offer an additional service of making his victims suffer if the price was right.
I'm now keen to see a trailer for The Iceman, but here's the scene for you for now:
I tell you though, I am having a complete mental blank, you know where you forget something and no matter how hard you try you can't get it, the more you fight for the answer the more it feels like it's almost there but you just can't get it? Well I have that about the co-star in the scene.
I am ashamed to say it because he's great actor that I've seen a number of times and for the life of me I cannot remember his name or anything he's been in. It's driving me mad. I've been sitting here for ages trying to work it out.
I have images of him in films, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it is. My apologies, I need help.