David Schwimmer is in talks with Nu Image/Millennium Films and Bleiberg Entertainment to play a hit man in the mobster indie film, The Iceman.

The actor would play Josh Rosenthal, a killer who works for mob boss Roy Demeo (Ray Liotta). Rosenthal looks at Demeo as a father figure and will do almost anything to impress him.

The picture stars Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski, a family man by day and a notorious contract killer by night. Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Kuklinski's unknowing wife, while Ryan O'Nan is set to co-star as a young hustler who gets caught up in the protagonists web of murder and deception.

Ariel Vromen is directing the film, that is based on Anthony Bruno's book "The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer," as well as interview footage.

Production starts in January in Louisiana.