CS Video: Writer/Directors Ian & Eshom Nelms on dark comedy Fatman
Ahead of the film’s select theatrical and digital debut, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with writing/directing duo The Nelms Brothers, Ian and Eshom, to discuss their latest project, the darkly humorous action holiday film Fatman starring Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge) as a gun-toting Santa Claus. Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
To save his declining business, Chris Cringle, also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin, hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. ‘Tis the season for Fatman to get even, in the action-comedy that keeps on giving.
The Rated-R film will be led by Academy Award winner Mel Gibson (Mad Max, Braveheart) as Santa Claus, Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Justified), and Golden Globe nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies).
Fatman is written and directed by the Nelms Brothers (Small Town Crime), Eshom and Ian Nelms. Rough House Pictures is producing along with Todd Courtney of Mammoth Entertainment with Mammoth now set to finance. Rough House’s Brandon James, Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros, Skywolf’s Lisa Wolofsky, Michelle Lang, and Robert Menzies are also producing.
Rough House partners Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody serve as executive producers. Fatman is now in select theaters and is set to hit digital platforms and VOD on Tuesday!