Even though he is busy with The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection and has some other films to play, Mel Gibson has been given a role in serving the long beard that has been shown lately (and who also served in his soul project this year, entitled The Professor and the Madman).
Gibson will play Santa Claus in Fatman, writes deadline.com. The film was described as a black comedy action. Braveheart’s star and Lethal Weapon will join other guild colleagues dressed in Santa’s red suit, including Richard Attenborough (Miracle on 34th Street), Tim Allen (The Santa Clause), and Billy Bob Thornton from Bad Santa, whose Fatman tone will come closer.
In the scenario imagined by brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms, we will see a scandalous and unorthodox Santa Claus, stressed that his business is declining and who is unlucky to give to an early 12-year-old boy named Billy who hired a a private assassin to kill him, because everything that brought him to Christmas was a coal in the sock hung over the fireplace.
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