Hollywood Ink: Ice Man Cometh for Mickey Rourke

mickey-rourke-225.jpgAlso in this morning's Hollywood Ink: Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsh find their Killer instinct... Saoirse Ronan embraces her inner Hit Girl... Scream 4 adds another hottie cast member... and more ahead.

· It's The Wrestler with garroting and other assorted atrocities. Mickey Rourke has signed on to star as Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski in the new film Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer. Kuklinski killed over 250 people during his 40 years as a mafia murder -- some in the most grotesque, you-won't-sleep-right-for-days ways possible -- while also leading a double-life as a family man. David McKenna (Blow) is writing the screenplay from Phillip Carlo's source book. [THR]

· Speaking of contract killers... Matthew McConaughey will star as one in Killer Joe, a new black comedy from director William Friedkin and Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts. McConaughey's titular hitman will be hired by a brother (Emile Hirsch) and sister to off their mother for the insurance money. Laughs! [THR]

· Another killer movie? Come on, Hollywood! Good thing this one sounds like it could be the best: Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini have signed up for Daisy and Violet, Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher's (Precious) tale of teenage hitgirls. [Variety]

· Because Scream 4 needs more cast members, Friday Night Lights' star Aimee Teegarden has been added to the cast. Unless Ghostface wants Coach and Mrs. Coach all up in his grill, he better stay away from Julie Taylor. [THR]

· Former Six Feet Under star Lauren Ambrose will appear in Wanderlust opposite Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston. She'll play a member of the hippie commune that Rudd and Aniston wind up calling home. [Variety]

· Christian Slater sighting! The former star will appear in the indie horror thriller Playback, "as a sinister cop who is pivotal in exposing a small town's deepest, darkest secret." Vampires, right? [Variety]

· Oscar winner William Monahan (The Departed) will write the sci-fi action film Oblivion for Disney and Tron: Legacy director Joe Kosinski. [THR/Heat Vision]



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