Category: The Iceman

“The Iceman” Venice Premiere

Friday, Aug 31, 2012

The first batch of pictures from “The Iceman” red carpet premiere was just added, and you’ll find over 100 HQ pictures of Winona looking gorgeous in a Dolce & Gabanna dress. Keep checking, there’s more to come!

“The Iceman” Venice Premiere – First Look

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

Winona at the red carpet of “The Iceman”, in Venice:


More pictures coming later tonight.

“The Iceman” Promotional Stills

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

I added two promotional stills of “The Iceman” in HQ size:

“The Iceman” Venice Press Conference

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

Here’s the video of “The Iceman” Press Conference, held today in Venice Festival:

If you’re not able to watch it, for any reason, go here at the source.

Michael Shannon casts darkness on filmdom’s latest Mafia hit man “The Iceman”

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

VENICE, Italy – Loving father and husband at home, a ruthless killer at work: The real-life Mafia hit man who inspired Ariel Vromen’s new film, “The Iceman,” had a steep after-work decompression curve.

“The Iceman,” which premiered Thursday in competition at the Venice Film Festival, dissects the duality of the real life of Richard Kuklinski, who for decades killed on order while keeping the truth of his occupation from tainting his perfect suburban family life.

The movie stars Michael Shannon, the film world’s latest Mafia hit man, Winona Ryder as his unsuspecting wife and Ray Liotta as the Mafia boss who sees hit-man potential in Kuklinski’s dispassionate coolness and absence of fear.

Vromen said he was captivated when he saw Kuklinski, who was arrested in 1986, tell his story a 2006 documentary. He said he found himself surprised to feel empathy for a man eventually convicted of at least 100 mob hits and who may have committed more than twice that number.

All the while, Kuklinski created an idealized home life for his wife and two daughters, whom he sent to Catholic school and took on roller skating outings.

“I couldn’t stop thinking about it, about why did I care about that really, really extreme monster? And it was haunting me, the fact that I did care, that I had a very, very deep empathy,” Vromen said in an interview.

“It was quite a challenging struggle to write a script that would be balanced enough, to show on the one hand that this is the devil, and on the other hand not try to be corny and be an apologist for a character like that.

Vromen said he fought for two years to get Shannon for the role, warding off “the obvious choices.”

“Michael Shannon comes with a darkness,” Vromen said. “If he comes with darkness, my job is to be, how can I lighten that darkness? How can I make that darkness more refined?”

In a sign that Vromen was onto something, Shannon’s two-year-old screen test for the role has gotten over 200,000 hits on YouTube. Continue reading Michael Shannon casts darkness on filmdom’s latest Mafia hit man “The Iceman”

“The Iceman” Photocall: First Pictures

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012

So as promised, the first batch of pictures are now up in the gallery. Check it: