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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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