This article was corrected on April 30, 2000.
Once again, Columbia Pictures’ “The Ice Queen” cometh.
Jeremy Iacone, who joined the ranks of A-list writers with “The Bone Collector,” has been tapped by the studio to adapt the true story of Heidi Landgraf, a beautiful mom who lived a double life as a drug enforcement agent.
Although “Ice Queen” was originally developed as a vehicle for Michelle Pfeiffer, she is no longer attached to the project.
The film will be produced by Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and Teddy Zee along with Matt Weaver and Tony Lord. Col’s senior veepee of production Lori Furie is supervising the pic.
Originally set up at Columbia in 1994, “Ice Queen” has a history so tortured that it may have earned its own circle in development hell.
Project, which began as a March 1994 article in Working Woman magazine, was first developed as a starring vehicle for Pfeiffer when it was optioned by Davis in conjunction with Pfeiffer’s then-producing partner, Kate Guinzburg, and Lord/Weaver Prods., a partnership that has since split.
Pfeiffer was to take her first action role as Landgraf, a real-life Jane Bond who infiltrated the jet-set world of international money laundering. Her operation was known by the code name “Green Ice” because its goal was to freeze the flow of illegally gained assets.
Didion-Dunne done it
Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, who penned the Pfeiffer starrer “Up Close and Personal,” were tapped to write the “Ice Queen” screenplay — a process they undertook while Dunne was penning “Monster,” his accounting of the treacherous eight years he and Didion spent bringing “Up Close” to the screen.
Iacone is repped by Endeavor and managed by Industry Entertainment.