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Nicolas Cage launches serial killer thriller

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 01:30

July 18 - Nicolas Cage talks about the perils of being a trooper in Alaska and Vanessa Hudgens at the world premiere of 'The Frozen Ground'. Rollo Ross reports.

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Nicolas Cage plays an Alaskan state trooper in 'The Frozen Ground' searching for a serial killer that has gone unnoticed for 13 years. Based on a true story, the case takes a sudden turn when a prostitute escapes from the killer. Cage swapped freezing Alaska for sweltering London for the UK premiere, where he highlighted some of the finer perils of the North American state - serial killers aside. SOUNDBITE, Actor Nicolas Cage (English), saying: "Everything is different in Alaska. And for a state trooper which is what I was playing, it's a different set of rules. Everybody's drunk, everybody has a gun... you go up to car... I shouldn't say everybody's drunk for those folks in Anchorage that don't drink but many people are drinking and has a gun. If you go up to someone in a car, you don't know what's gonna happen so you're risking your life every time you confront someone." Vanessa Hudgens has dumped her girl-next-door Disney look to play the teenage prostitute who believes she has uncovered the identity of the serial killer. SOUNDBITE, Actor Nicolas Cage (English), saying: "People are going to be blown away by her performance in this movie. I mean she's outstanding and I knew she would be when we were working together. This is a new Vanessa Hudgens that people haven't seen before and I think it's going to be great for her." SOUNDBITE, Actress Vanessa Hudgens (English), saying: "It's exciting. It's a chance to grow, it's all about evolution and I feel like this is a big leap and I am really proud of it." "The Frozen Ground" goes on release in the UK on July 19th.

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Nicolas Cage launches serial killer thriller

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 01:30