Writers/Directors: The Nelms Bros.

May 8, 2019: THR’s Full Exclusive Announcement:

Mel Gibson to Play Rowdy Santa Claus in 'Fatman' — The action comedy - heading to the Cannes market - is a darkly comic Christmas movie.

Ho ho ho, it's, er, Mel Gibson! The actor is set to suit up as Santa Claus in upcoming action comedy Fatman, heading to the Cannes market with Fortitude (CAA reps for U.S.)

The film will be produced by Brandon James of Rough House, Nadine de Barros (JT Leroy) of Fortitude and Lisa Wolofsky (White Crow) of Skywolf.

Executive producers include James’ Rough House Partners, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jody Hill. Gibson is represented by CAA, Nelms by Ilene Feldman Management, LBI Entertainment, ICM Partners and Morris, Yorn, Rubenstein.

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