Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse and Twilight actor Cam Gigandet joins Stranger Things’ David Harbour in Violent Night for Universal Pictures.
Former Twilight villain and fresh from Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, actor Cam Gigandet has joined Stranger Things’ David Harbour in the upcoming holiday thriller titled Violent Night. The film is being written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller, who recently penned the smash-hit video game adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog. Violent Night is being directed by Tommy Wirkola, who has directed actions films such as What Happened to Monday, which starred Noomi Rapace.
According to Deadline, Gigandet joins an impressive ensemble cast of actors for Violent Night that also includes John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo, Edi Patterson, Alex Haskell, and Alexis Louder. The film is being produced by the highly acclaimed Deadpool 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 director David Leitch under his 87North production banner. Also producing are Kelly McCormick and Guy Danella. Universal Pictures’ Executive Vice President of Production Development Matt Reilly and Director of Production Development Tony Ducret are developing the holiday thriller for the studio.
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In the story for Violent Night, a team of elite mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, as they hold everyone inside hostage, but the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant. Santa Claus, played by Harbour, is on the grounds, and he will presumably save the hostages and show a different side to his holiday cheer. The film is currently slated for release on December 2. Gigandet will next be appearing in Scott Windhauser’s action thriller Deep Six, alongside Tom Welling and Harbour was most recently seen in Marvel Studio’s Black Widow film.
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