Oscar winner Mel Gibson will play a “rowdy, unorthodox” Santa Claus in a brand new movie referred to as “Fatman,” according to Variety. According to the report, the film will start filming in Canada in early 2020. There is not any phrase as of but about who will star alongside Gibson within the movie.
Variety’s description of the plot states that that Gibson will play a model of Santa Claus who’s “fighting his business decline, while a neglected and precocious 12-year-old hires a hitman to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.”
Fatman might be directed by brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms, working off a script they wrote. They beforehand labored on Waffle Street, Lost on Purpose, and Small Town Crime.
Gibson is simply the most recent big-name actor to play Santa. Tim Allen portrayed the character in The Santa Clause collection, whereas Richard Attenborough performed him in 1994’s Miracle on 34th Street. More not too long ago, Kurt Russell performed Santa within the fashionable Netflix film The Christmas Chronicles.
Gibson is a two-time Oscar winner who earned his awards for for 1995’s Braveheart.