(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

Captain America’s Chris Evans has made a deal to replace James Franco in The Iceman this week.

Fortunately that isn’t another superhero film for him to attach his name to – The Iceman is based on the Anthony Bruno novel about Richard Kuklinski, a contract killer for the mob, which will be directed by Ariel Vromen.

Michael Shannon is attached to play Kuklinski, aka The Iceman, and Franco was going to play Kuklinski’s mentor, Robert Pronge, who Evans will now be taking over.

Evans has recently starred in the law drama Puncture, taking a role as more of a baddy then a superhero which I feel is better suited for him, even if we have to put up with his tights-wearing alter-ego in Captain America 2 in 2014 and The Avengers next year.

Production on The Iceman begins next month by Millennium Films/Nu Image, and will also star David Schwimmer, Chris Pine and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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