Rourke is attached to star as Richard “The Ice Man” Kuklinski in an adaptation of the non-fiction bio “Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer,” The Hollywood Reporter reveals. As the title indicates, Kuklinski was a noted Mafia assassin who, for more than four decades, somehow managed to balance regular contract killings with the duties of a husband and father as a family man (as opposed to Family man) in suburban New Jersey. While I buy Rourke for the killer-type, the soccer dad seems like a tougher sell. He’s just not the sort of guy I could see driving a minivan and acting as a loving breadwinner.
Then again, he showed real heart in “The Wrestler.” Perhaps there’s even more to the sensitive side that’s just waiting to be tapped. He’ll have help; “Blow” screenwriter David McKenna is penning the script.