Directed By
Written By
Scott Walker
Nicolas Cage
John Cusack
Vanessa Hudgens
Music By
Lorne Balfe
Grindstone Entertainment Group
Amber Entertainment
Emmett/Furla Films
Distributed By
Release Date
November 30, 2012
$27 million

The Frozen Ground is an upcoming thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert Hansen who stalked and murdered between 17 and 21 young women, kidnapping them and taking them out to the Alaskan wilderness to turn them loose and hunt them.


The Frozen Ground is based on the true story of Alaskan detective Glenn Flothe (called Sgt. Jack Halcombe in the movie). Halcombe sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen, a serial killer who has silently stalked the streets of Anchorage for more than 13 years. As the bodies of Anchorage women start to add up, Sgt. Halcombe goes on a personal manhunt to find the killer. When 17 year old Cindy Paulson escapes Hansen's unspeakable violence, she believes the law will take him down. Instead she finds herself, once again, fighting for her life. With her only ally, the unlikely Sgt. Halcombe, Paulson is determined to bring a serial killer to justice.


  • Nicolas Cage - Sergeant Jack Halcombe
  • John Cusack - Robert Hansen
  • Vanessa Hudgens - Cindy Paulson
  • Dean Norris - Sergeant Lyle Haugsven
  • 50 Cent - Clayton Johnson
  • Jodi Lyn O'Keefe - Chelle Ringell
  • Katherine LaNasa - Fran Hansen
  • Gia Mantegna - Debbie Peters
  • Olga Valentina - Debbie's roommate Jodi
  • Michael McGrady - Vice Det. John Gentile
  • Brad William Henke - Carl Galenski
  • Tim Lacatena - Trooper Two
  • Ron Holmstrom - Attorney Mike Rule
  • Jason Collins - Det. Kyle Griston
  • Ryan O'Nan - Gregg Baker
  • Kevin Dunn - Lt. Bob Jent
  • Richard Schiff - Roy Hazelwood
  • Kurt Fuller - D.A. Pat Clives
  • Matt Gerald - Ed Stauber
  • Bostin Christopher - Al
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