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A new trailer has been released for The Iceman, starring soon-to-be Man of Steel‘s General Zod himself, Michael Shannon.

It’s a very different kind of role for the actor, as The Iceman is based around the true story of contract killer Richard Kuklinski, as he gets swept up into the world of killing for money – with his family none-the-wiser.

According to CinemaBlend, Kuklinski killed over 100 people in the span of his career, and it’s a story Shannon will bring to life via the big screen. Directed by Ariel Vromen, it certainly sounds like one to watch.

Sound interesting? Take a look at the trailer below:

And here’s the official synopsis:

“Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. Co-starring Academy Award®  nominee Winona Ryder (Black Swan) and Chris Evans (Avengers, Captain America), The Iceman is directed by Ariel Vromen (Danika) from a script he wrote with Morgan Land (Rx). Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), David Schwimmer (“Friends”), Robert Davi (“Profiler”) and Danny Abeckaser (Alpha Dog) round out the cast. The film features cameo appearances by Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies) and James Franco (127 Hours). Millennium Entertainment will release The IcemanMay 3, 2013.”

The Iceman stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, James Franco, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi and Danny Abeckaser  and you can see it when it’s released on May 3. Will you be watching, considering it’s going head-to-head with Iron Man 3?

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