David Schwimmer to play contract killer in The Iceman

Friendly no more...

For fans of Friends (AKA everyone), Ross Geller’s loveable and dopey reputation could be torn to shreds in a brave move from David Schwimmer.

Variety reports that his next project will see him star in The Iceman, Ariel Vromen’s indie drama that follows Michael Shannon (General Zod in upcoming Superman flick Man Of Steel) as the titular mafia hit man, Richard Kuklinski, who murdered over 200 people.

Since its announcement, both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ray Liotta have jumped on board, with James Franco leaving the project for unknown reasons.

Schwimmer, who directed Run, Fatboy, Run and did voice-work in Madagascar, will play Jack Rosenthal - a contract killer who works for Liotta’s mob boss.

Can't imagine him going for coffee with mates in Central Perk, can you?

The Iceman hits cinemas in 2013.

 

 

 

 

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    • mcghater

      Nov 10th 2011, 17:48

      whutz a contact killer lolz

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    • donbogleone

      Nov 10th 2011, 19:35

      glad they're casting liotta as roy de meo. always thought ted levine would have been magic in the kuklinski part but never mind. and david schwimmer?? dear god

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