Chance Hurstfield has starting filming a lead role alongside Mel Gibson in upcoming feature film, Fatman.
The filmmakers call it a “rowdy Santa tale” about an unorthodox Santa Claus who is targeted by a hitman hired by a neglected and precocious 12-year-old after he receives a lump of coal in his stocking.
In addition to having the young protagonist embodied by Chance Hurstfield (‘A Million Little Things’, ‘Good Boys’), this dark comedy has confirmed Mel Gibson as Santa Claus and Walton Goggins as his enemy, Skinnyman, an eccentric hitman who works in a toy store.
It was written and will be directed by brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms, whose credits include Small Town Crime, Waffle Street and Lost On Purpose. The film will be produced by Brandon James of Rough House, Nadine de Barros of Fortitude and Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf. Executive producers include James’ Rough House partners David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jody Hill.
“This rowdy Santa tale is a film we’ve been excited to make for some time and we’re thrilled to have equally passionate partners in Rough House and Fortitude who carry the same fire!” said Eshom and Ian Nelms.
Mel Gibson was last seen in the movie “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Dragged Across Concrete”. He previously received a best director Oscar nomination in 2017 for “Hacksaw Ridge”.