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Chris Evans Replaces James Franco in 'The Iceman'

Chris Evans Replaces James Franco in 'The Iceman'

Chris Evans will be replacing James Franco in the upcoming biopic The Iceman, Deadline reports.

The 30-year-old Captain America: The First Avenger actor is set to play the role of Robert Pronge, assassin mentor to Michael Shannon‘s character, The Iceman.

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Last month, JustJared.com exclusively reported that James had pulled out of the Ariel Vroman-directed project.

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

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10 Comments

# 1

I love Chris!! I hope he really shows people he can do more then just the superhero or cocky jock character :)

# 2

Good Lord! This guy is suddenly in EVERYTHING.

Although he has proved to be quite a talented actor, I suspect James Franco would have portrayed the character MUCH better than Chris Evans…

# 3

I like Chris Evans a lot, too. I’m glad he is finally getting more noticed. I am so sick and tired of reading about “the Ryans” getting everything. I’m a fan ofRyan Gosling, but there has to be more than five or six actors who get all the movie roles and all the attention.

# 4

I love Chris! Happy to see him doing so much these days!

# 5

can’t picture him as a serial killer though…

# 6
serena_iz_da_shiz @ 11/22/2011 at 1:13 am

Chris is amazeballs! Any doubters should check out Sunshine! Such a great performance! I’m excited to see this movie now!

# 7

Good. I’m glad people are giving him a chance. He’s a good actor.

# 8

He’s and adoranerd, loving it!

# 9

Good for Chris! He’s getting meatier and meatier roles and funny enough if he puts on some more weight (or a fat suit) he’ll look just like that hit man.

majellabella @ 12/24/2011 at 3:35 pm

this is kind of disappointing, I thought Franco would be perfect for this role. Oh well, at least we get some eye candy :d

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