Walton Goggins joins Mel Gibson’s Santa Claus comedy Fatman
Deadline is reporting that Emmy nominee Walton Goggins (Justified, Vice Principals, The Unicorn) will star in a lead role alongside Mel Gibson in Rough House Pictures’ dark action Santa Claus comedy Fatman.
Fatman centers on a neglected and precocious 12-year-old who hires an unorthodox hitman to kill Santa Claus (Gibson) after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
Goggins will play Skinnyman, the eccentric, sharp-shooting hitman who works at a toy store.
The movie 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.
Production on the project is currently underway in Canada.