Joseph Fiennes will play Wim Hoff in The Ice Man. Movies

Joseph Fiennes will star in Eisman Wim Hoff’s new film.

The 51-year-old star landed the role of an eccentric endurance athlete in the film “Ice Man”, which begins filming in November.

The film will be directed by Kevin MacDonald and written by Jeff Pope.

The Dutch athlete promotes the Wim Hoff method, a combination of exposure to cold, yoga and meditation. Hoff developed techniques to help him cope with depression after his wife Olaya committed suicide in 1995.

Hoff is the record for the farthest swim under the ice and the fastest half marathon barefoot on ice and snow. He recently demonstrated his tricks in the BBC series “Freeze The Fear with Wim Hof”.

The Daily Mail quotes McDonald: “Wim is someone who has suffered a terrible trauma and is finding a whole new way to deal with the depression that comes with this experience.

“Jeff Pope wrote a brilliant screenplay – full of humor, humanity and emotion. We are introduced to the Dutch suburbs, crazy tricks, ruined family, love and discovery. This is a film about resilience, second chances and the amazing ability of the body and mind to heal.

Joseph played the villain Fred Waterford in the series “The Maid’s Tale” and admitted that he was surprised that he was recognized for his work on the show when in public.

Speaking last year, he said, “Oddly enough, it happens even when I wear a mask and sunglasses, which is very strange. Sometimes you hear someone mutter, ‘Blessed Fruit,’ and you think like, damn it, did they work so hard to get out?

“But I guess I have to emanate this horrible spirit of Fred – I don’t know what it is! I really attract people, but they love the show and see the concept that I’m an actor who plays a role – they don’t come and fight me right there!


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