Top Stories

James Franco Out of 'The Iceman' - Exclusive

James Franco Out of 'The Iceman' - Exclusive

James Franco has pulled out of the upcoming biopic The Iceman, JustJared.com can exclusively report.

The thriller, based on Anthony Bruno‘s book “The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer”, tells the story about notorious mafia hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski.

In the Ariel Vroman-directed project, Michael Shannon was set to play the lead role and Ray Liotta as Kuklinski’s employer, mobster Roy Demeo.

James, 33, was set to play Kuklinski’s mentor assassin, Robert “Mr. Softee” Pronge. Maggie Gyllenhaal was also set to be a part of the mafia family.

James pulled out because he couldn’t come to an agreement on key contractual issues that didn’t involve financial terms,” sources tell Just Jared. “Now it looks like this project might fall apart.”

James has been busy in Detroit, Mich., shooting Oz: The Great and Powerful alongside Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams.

Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

E!
  • These were the most emotional moments from I Am Cait - US Weekly
  • This celebrity couple is finally pregnant- TMZ
  • Jennifer Lopez has a famous admirer - Gossip Cop
  • What do Kristen Stewart's Twilight producers think of her? - Just Jared Jr
  • Inside Bobbi Kristina Brown's final days - Radar
  • Johnny Depp feeds a baby bat in character as Jack Sparrow - Huffington Post
  • Chris Evans makes his directorial debut - Lainey Gossip
  • Was the Revenant shoot dangerous? - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here