Michael Shannon has pretty much cornered the market when it comes to terrifyingly intense tough guys. But before we kneel before him as Zod in Superman reboot Man Of Steel , he’s bringing his own unique brand of menace to The Iceman .
Shannon takes the title role as real-life mafia hitman, Richard Kuklinski, who was said to have killed more than 100 people over the course of his career.
A New Jersey resident of Polish and Irish descent, Kuklinski was a devoted family man in his downtime, a characteristic which is in stark contrast to his ruthless professional reputation.
Winona Ryder co-stars as Kuklinski’s oblivious wife Deborah, and the eclectic supporting cast includes Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer and James Franco.
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The Iceman opens in the UK on 7 June 2013. For more on the making of The Iceman , pick up Total Film magazine issue 207 (opens in new tab) .