The project is based on real-life serial killer and respected family man Robert Hansen, who murdered 24 women in 12 years in his Alaskan community. John Cusack is portraying Hansen, with Vanessa Hudgens portraying the one victim who managed to escape, though no one believes her story. Nicolas Cage will play the Alaska state trooper who finds Vanessa Hudgens after her escape.
Scott Walker will make his directorial debut with The Frozen Ground, working from his own script. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce alongside Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky. 50 Cent will executive produce along with Stephan Martirosyan and Remington Chase.
Production is scheduled to begin on October 17 in Anchorage, Alaska.