Winona Ryder has joined Chris Evans and Michael Shannon in the indie contract killer story, The Iceman.

The project is a fact-based film about Richard Kuklinski, a serial killer who found his calling as a Mafia hitman. He earned his nickname by freezing the bodies of his victims, disguising the time of death, and throwing police off-track.

The actress will be playing the Richard Kuklinski's wife, Deborah, who was unaware that he was a contract killer. Michael Shannon is playing The Iceman, and Chris Evans will be playing his mentor, Robert Pronge.

Ariel Vromen will be directing from a screenplay co-written with Morgan Land, based a Anthony Bruno book "The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer".