Millennium Films epic feature 'The Iceman' casting process in high gear

Bleiberg Entertainment has teamed up with Nu Image and Millennium Films to produce the upcoming feature film "The Iceman", starring the talented trio of Michael Shannon, Benicio Del Toro, and James Franco.

Ariel Vromen will helm the picture, which is the epic true story of Richard Kuklinski, aka "The Iceman," a ruthless mafia hitman. Vromen directed the Marisa Tomei film "Danika" for First Look International, which is a Subsidiary of Nu Image Films.

The film's screenplay is being written by Morgan Land based on the book "The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer" by Anthony Bruno. Director Ariel Vromen is also involved in the screenplay development. Writer Morgan Land has collaborated with Ariel Vromen previously on the films "Rx" and "The Point of No Return".

This film is not to be confused with another project about the same subject. Mickey Rourke is currently set to star as hitman Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski in "The Ice Man," an upcoming film based on Philip Carlo's novel "The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer". That film is being adapted into a screenplay by David McKenna and produced by Matty Beckerman.

Casting Society of America Artios Award nominee Deborah Aquila has been named the casting director for The Iceman. Aquila is also the recipient of the Hollywood Film Festival's prestigious Hollywood Film Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Her casting credits include the films House of Sand and Fog, The Shawshank Redemption, The Expendables, Twilight and countless other films and television series.

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No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Principal Actor Casting:

Deborah Aquila C.S.A.
1680 Vine Street
Suite 806
Hollywood, CA 90028

Extras Casting:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Nu Image / Millennium Films
6423 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bleiberg Entertainment
225 S. Clark Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Producer: Ehud Bleiberg

Director: Ariel Vroman


Michael Shannon
Benicio Del Toro
James Franco


The epic true story of Richard Kuklinski, aka "The Iceman," who lead a double-life as a ruthless mafia hitman and as a loving husband and father. He earned his nick-name by freezing the bodies of his victims, disguising the time of death and throwing police off-track.

About Nu Image and Millennium Films

In 1996 Nu Image formed Millennium Films to address the market’s growing need for quality art films and higher budget action features, while Nu Image continued to cater to the lucrative world home video market. Between the two divisions, over 100 films have been produced since 1992.