John Cusack and Nicolas Cage Cast in Alaskan Drama 'Frozen Ground'

July 27, 2011
Source: Deadline

Nicolas Cage & John Cusack

The last time we saw these two together was in Con Air, though an ideal team-up would be Cage and John Malkovich, but Cusack will do. Deadline is reporting that Nicolas Cage and John Cusack have both been cast in a film called The Frozen Ground, the directorial debut of Scott Walker, who also wrote the script. The project is based on true events surrounding Alaska's most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen, who Cusack is in talks to play. Hansen was a "respected family man" who for over 12 years abducted more than 24 women and flew them into the Alaskan wilderness to be hunted. Sounds intense for just a "drama".

Cage will play the "principled and dedicated Alaskan State Trooper" who finds Hansen's only surviving teen victim alive on the street. Don't these roles seem a bit reversed, like that maybe Cage should be playing the crazy guy who's abducting women, and Cusack the cop hunting him down? The indie production will start shooting up this fall up in Anchorage, Alaska. With Joe Carnahan's The Grey on the horizon, I hope there's good wilderness hunting scenes, as that kind of nature-related drama seems to be on the rise again. We'll keep an eye on this project as it develops. There's obviously not a lot to go off of for now, especially considering this is the feature debut of the director, but I'm intrigued at least. I'm sure we'll hear more soon.

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Alaska.  If the wilderness doesn't get you, the crazies will.

JL on Jul 27, 2011


This should be interesting!!

Spider on Jul 27, 2011


this will be good.Hanson was a nut.cold.ruthless killer.ive worked with people that knew him; they said he was off his rocker.will be spectacular scenary during the fall.i was living and working here then.was weird watching it on tv but what a great movie with great scenary...

Akrodeoclown on Jul 27, 2011


I lived in the Butte when I first found out specifically who Hansen was/is. Then met a lot of the people who knew him out there, saw his hunting cabin out on Jim Creek, but when I found out that the majority of his victims were never found while I was standing on the Knik River bank. Don't know if it was a scare tactic, but was told that it was very possible some of those girls could have been buried where I was standing...

Orca2dolphins on Jul 28, 2011


Cage should play the crazy guy. Seems like a role he can get into.

WB Exec on Jul 28, 2011

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