Michael Shannon could turn just about anybody into a walking pee stain with just one intimidating look. Slap a moustache on his face though, and have him play the real life killer of over 100 people, and his intimidation factor shoots up to over 9000!
And that’s exactly what he’s doing in The Iceman, the new trailer for which got released today.
Inspired by actual events, “The Iceman” follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.
The Iceman actually hit the festival circuits last year already, and the general consensus is that despite a great cast and Shannon clearly being the undisputed “Mean Mug” champion 2010 -2013, the film never tries to be anything more than your standard “killer with morals on the run from his former colleagues” action flick. If you’re the type that expect a bit more depth to your films, then you may have to find another mustachioed movie to suit your needs.