Mel Gibson is attached to play Santa Claus in the action comedy Fatman, which Fortitude will introduce to buyers in Cannes next week.
Ian and Eshom Nelms (Small Town Crime) will direct the story about a rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus whose business is in decline. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12-year-old hires a hitman to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
Brandon James of Rough House, Nadine de Barros of Fortitude and Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf will produce. The Nelmses wrote the