Chris Evans cast in mafia film The Iceman

Replacing James Franco...

Chris Evans has been cast in The Iceman, taking the role of Robert Pronge, a mentor to a notorious mob hitman.

The Captain America: The First Avenger actor takes over from James Franco who has left the project due to contract issues.

The movie is based on Anthony Bruno’s mafia novel The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold Blooded Killer.

He will star opposite Michael Shannon who plays Richard Kuklinski, a family man by day and notorious contract killer by night.

Richard Kukliniski, responsible for hundreds of murders, earned himself the name The Iceman by freezing his victims' bodies to confuse the police.

Chris Evans' character drives an ice-cream van to monitor his own victim’s movements, earning him the nickname ‘Mr Softee’. 

The movie will be directed and co-written by Ariel Vromen, with filming kicking off in January 2012.

Chris Evans can bee seen reprising his role as Captain America in the The Avengers which opens on 27 April 2012.

Do you think Chris Evans is a good replacement for James Franco? Let us know!


    • joker16

      Nov 22nd 2011, 21:33

      Any expectations I had for this movie have just been deflated.

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    • ShosannaD

      Nov 23rd 2011, 23:58

      I have complete faith in Chris Evans to do an amazing job because he is a good actor. He just gets handed roles where he has to take his shirt off, and be the immensely gorgeous man that he is. He has the talent to do roles like these, I will bring up Sunshine every time someone questions his acting abilities because he was extraordinary in that movie, in fact he was great in every movie he has done it's just the movies which are not that good. So yes I do believe he can do it and knock it out of the park.

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    • writerdave87

      Nov 24th 2011, 0:36

      Agree with Shosanna, he's a good actor just rarely utilises his potential. He was fantastic in Sunshine.

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