John Cusack and Nicolas Cage are in talks to star in The Frozen Ground, a serial killer flick which is set to shoot in Anchorage, Alaska this fall. The film, which was written and will be directed by Scott Walker, is based on true events surrounding Alaska’s most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen. Cusack is in talks to play a respected family man who for over 12 years abducted more than 24 women and flew them into the Alaskan wilderness to be hunted. Cage is in talks to play a principled and dedicated Alaskan State Trooper who finds Hansen’s only surviving teen victim alive on the street. The trooper and the young girl finally bring Hansen to justice.
This project seems almost TOO normal for Cage. I can’t imagine that there are many bees in Alaska, so the best we can hope for is a Bad Lieutenant kind of performance, which is OK in my book.