Violent Night adds Cam Gigandet and Edi Patterson
Today, two new cast members were announced to join stranger things Star David Harbor in the next holiday thriller violent night. Deadline reports that Virtuous Gemstones Star Eddie Patterson and Without remorse Star Cam Gigandet have signed on to be in the film.
The film will follow an elite team of mercenaries on Christmas Eve as they take a wealthy family hostage in their home. However, their plans go awry when they discover that Santa Claus (Harbour) is in the house and comes to save the family. Patterson and Gigandet join the previously announced cast of Harbour, John Leguizamo (Romeo + Juliet), Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Holiday), Alex Haskel (cowboy bebop), and Alexis Louder (tomorrow’s war).
violent night will be led by Tommy Wirkola from a script of Patrick Casey and Josh Miller. As a director, Wirkola is best known for directing films like the zombie horror comedy dead snow and science fiction movie what happened monday. He also directed the recently released action comedy The trip. Casey and Miller also wrote both sonic the hedgehog and its upcoming sequel sonic the hedgehog 2. Violent Night won’t actually be the writing duo’s first holiday tour, as they’ve already penned the Christmas horror comedy series. 12 deadly days together.
Patterson is best known for starring in the HBO comedy Virtuous Gemstonesabout a family of televangelists, alongside John Goodman and Danny McBride. She also serves as a writer on the show. Patterson has also appeared on a number of other shows like Deputy Directors, The mushrooms, We bare bears, Blackish, The last OGand The partners. His film credits include Knives out, Zero Troop, starlingand Between two ferns: the movie.
Gigandet was recently seen in Amazon Studios’ adaptation of Tom Clancyit’s Without remorse, next to Michael B. Jordan and Guy Pearce. Another recent credit for the actor includes the Netflix thriller dangerous lies featuring alongside Camila Mendes. He can also be seen in a number of upcoming movies like Backfire, black warrant, nine bullets, Final Invasionand Righteous Thieves.
violent night will be produced by David Leitch, Kelly McCormickand Guy Danielle for the 87North banner, with Universal Pictures’ Executive Vice President of Production Development Matt Reilly and director of production development Tony Ducret overseeing the project.
violent night is currently slated for a December 2 release.
The “SNL” star will also co-write the project with Dave Sirius.
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