Nicolas Cage To Tackle Alaskan Serial Killer

By Access Hollywood
|  Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011  |  Updated 6:48 PM PDT
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Nicolas Cage To Tackle Alaskan Serial Killer

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Nicolas Cage will portray the Alaska State Trooper who investigated murders that gripped Anchorage in the 1970s and 1980s.

The story of the police investigation of infamous Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen is headed to the big screen.

Variety reports Nicolas Cage will star in "Frozen Ground." Filming is scheduled to start Oct. 10 in Anchorage.

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Cage will portray the Alaska State Trooper who investigated the murders that gripped Anchorage in the 1970s and 1980s.

Hansen was an Anchorage baker at a time when vice ruled the streets in the heady days during construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

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In 1984, Hansen confessed to killing 17 women and raping another 30 over the previous 12 years. He received a 461-year sentence.

The Alaska Film Office confirmed to the Anchorage Daily News on Wednesday the film is about to receive pre-approval for state tax credits for filming in Alaska.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com

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