Mel Gibson Will Play Santa Claus in an Upcoming Film: 'He's the Perfect Choice,' Says Producer

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’ll be played by Mel Gibson.

The actor, 63, will take on the role of the man in red in the forthcoming comedy Fatman, which tells the story of a 12-year-old who hires a hitman to kill Santa after the child gets a lump of coal in his stocking. Meanwhile, this rowdy Santa is already down on his luck due to his business decline.

“Mel is the perfect choice as Kris Kringle like we’ve never seen him before,” producer Nadine de Barros said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I
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