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Stranger Things' David Harbour is bloodied Santa in Violent Night poster

You better watch out...

David Harbour as Jim Hopper in Stranger Things season 4
Published: Thursday, 15th September 2022 at 11:38 am
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David Harbour's upcoming Christmas film Violent Night is not your typical festive watch.


Though the actor, who is best known for playing Jim Hopper in Netflix's Stranger Things and Red Guardian in Marvel's Black Widow, will be stepping into the boots of the one and only Santa Claus, a newly released poster confirms he's far from the jolly Father Christmas we're used to.

The movie's Twitter account released an official poster on 14th September with the apt caption "You Better Watch Out". In the poster, a bruised and bloodied Harbour appears to be smoking a candy cane while sporting a greying beard and Santa's iconic hat.

Perhaps rather unsurprisingly, judging by the poster, the film will be R-rated. It will follow a wealthy family whose home is invaded by mercenaries on Christmas Eve - but who will stop them, you ask? Why Santa himself, of course. Its premier date is set for December this year.

Violent Night is directed by Tommy Wirkola and penned by Sonic the Hedgehog writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller.

Joining Harbour on the casting front are John Leguizamo (Romeo + Juliet, John Wick), Alex Hassell (His Dark Materials), Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War), Edi Patterson (Knives Out), Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down), André Eriksen (The Trip) and Beverly D'Angelo (Insatiable).

Violent Night will be released in cinemas on Friday 2nd December 2022. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Movies hub for the latest news.


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