Although a number of The Iceman’s A-list stars, including Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer and James Franco, were no-shows at the after-party at the Virgin Mobile Arts and Cinema Centre at Charles Khabouth’s Storys, fans still worked themselves into a tizzy over the members of the star-studded cast that did show—including Stephen Dorff, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta (plus Gerard Butler, who isn’t in the film but attended to wish them his best).
The stars were quite late to the party, arriving on the scene at 12:30 a.m. for a party that was supposed to kick off at 11 p.m. (word is the post-film Q&A ran long). When Liotta finally showed, nearly every person, especially the photographers on hand, swarmed him. Frankly, we found the crowd a little aggressive. Once everybody settled down, we spotted Liotta hanging out in a private booth, with friends coming by to say hello. Butler and Dorff were more outgoing, mixing with guests near the bar. Though we were disappointed to miss Ryder (as was fellow star-watcher Lainey Lui of eTalk, who lamented, “Reality Bites is the besssssssst.”), the celebs that deigned to show seemed to enjoy themselves. When we left, close to 2 a.m., the party was still going strong.