Two Girls Find Themselves At The Center Of A Murder Investigation In ‘What Breaks The Ice’

August 28, 2021

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Two friends. One secret. During the tumultuous summer of 1998, two young women find themselves at the center of a murder investigation in What Breaks the Ice.
This coming-of-age thriller stars a trio of young Hollywood’s A-listers including Madelyn Cline (“Outer Banks”, Knives Out 2), Sofia Hublitz (“Ozark”), and Lukas Gage (“The White Lotus”).

From writer-director Rebecca Eskreis, the film starts as a sweet, idyllic coming-of-age story about female empowerment and friendship, but soon takes a dark and powerful turn. As the socio-political landscape is turned on its head, two girls from different worlds form an unlikely friendship in the sweltering summer heat. Their fun and carefree days quickly turn cold as they find themselves at the center of a murder that rocks an idealistic East Coast community.

Catherine Curtin (“Homeland”), Aimee Mullins (“Stranger Things”), Shakira Barrera (“GLOW”), and Joel Allen (The Purge) round out the cast.


What Breaks the Ice is a movie that, above all, celebrates female friendship,” says director Rebecca Eskreis. “In that spirit, I am eternally grateful to our cast and crew — my friends and colleagues — and especially, the two powerful women who embody the on-screen friendship at the core of the film.”


Eskreis also produced the film, along with Michael Cuomo, Dustin Duke Dlouhy, Michael W. Gray, Courtney Jones, and Katie Leary.
What Breaks the Ice will be available on October 1, 2021, in select theaters, on Premium VOD, and Digital.


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