John Cusack, Nicolas Cage to Star in ‘The Frozen Ground’

The movie is based on Robert Hansen’s grotesque and especially brutal murders between 1980 and 1983

Last Updated: July 28, 2011 @ 6:49 PM

John Cusack, a cold-blooded killer in the 1997 "Grosse Pointe Blank," is getting back to his murderous ways.

And Nicolas Cage — a police officer in the 2006 "Wicker Man" — is going after him.

The two will play a killer and the cop who arrests him in "Frozen Ground," TheWrap has confirmed.

It's dark stuff, about the serial killer Robert Hansen, who murdered between 17 and 21 women near Anchorage. His crimes were especially grotesque: He abducted and raped women, flew them to a desolate area of Alaska, released them on sandbars and then hunted and killed them.

He was arrested after a 17-year-old victim got away while Hansen was loading supplies onto his airplane and went to police.

In the movie, Cage's character finds the girl alive on the street.

Hansen ultimately was charged with four murders. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 461 years in prison.

Scott Walker is directing the movie, which he also wrote.

Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing with Amber Entertainment's Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming.

The 2007 "Naked Fear" was loosely based on the Hansen case.