“Fatman” is an upcoming American dark comedy-action film, written and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms and starring Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. David Gordon Green and Danny McBride served as executive producers of the film.


To avoid a decline in business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, was forced to form a partnership with the US military. To make matters worse, Chris was caught in a deadly intellectual fight with a highly skilled assassin (Wharton Goggins) who was employed by a precocious 12-year-old after adopting a pile of coal.


On May 8, 2019, it was announced that Gibson will play Santa Claus in the film. On January 29, 2020, it was announced that Walton Goggins played in the movie. On February 3, 2020, it was announced that Marianne Jean-Baptiste will be participating in the movie.


The main photography took place in Ottawa in February 2020. Saban Films obtained the distribution rights for the film in the United States in September 2020. The film is scheduled to be shown in some theaters in the United States on November 13, 2020. The release date for Australia is November 19th. , 2020.


Directed by
Eshom Nelms
Ian Nelms

Writing Credits
Eshom Nelms
Ian Nelms

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Walton Goggins as Skinny Man
Mel Gibson as Chris
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Ruth
Shaun Benson as Lex
Chance Hurstfield as Billy Wenan
Paulino Nunes as Weyland Meeks
Deborah Grover as Anne Marie
Michelle Lang as Lindsey Kemp
Bill Turnbull as Elf 23
Robert Bockstael as Captain Jacobs
Michael Dickson as Father
Ekaterina Baker as Helga
Mikael Conde as Carter

Ellison Grier Butler as Christine Crawford
Sean Tucker as Donald
Jordan Blais as Postal Worker
Bill Lake as Robert Taylor
Michael Dyson as Herman
Joyce Rivera as Regina
Eric Woolfe as Elf 7
John Tokatlidis as Mike the Trucker
Xavier Sotelo as Action Man Father
Robert Reynolds as Ralf
Dylan Roberts as Elf 146
Mark Day as Checkpoint Soldier
Sean Devine as City Postman
John Koensgen as Elderly Man

Paul Whitney as Shooting Range Man
Daniel Garcia as Elf 139
Eldon Hunter as Mahjong Player
Susanne Sutchy as Sandi
Natalie Darbyson as Border Agent
Alexa Devine as Photographer
Caren MacNevin as Elf #152
Ronald Tang as Roger
Gordon Finley as Postal Worker
Peter Chow as Mr. Chan
Tom Fugedi as Radio Announcer
Jemuel Morris as Checkpoint Soldier #1
Damien Lafreniere as Elf 84
Catherine Sulyha as Elf #96
Mireille Gagné as Elf 16
Claude Guertin as Elf 21
Kevin Barry McIntyre as Elf 12
Claude Huard as Elf #99 (uncredited)
Chelsea Woods as Elf (uncredited)

Release Dates
France : 8 October 2020 (internet)
USA : 17 October 2020 (Film Fest 919, Chapel Hill)
USA : 13 November 2020 (limited)
Canada : 17 November 2020 (internet)
USA : 17 November 2020 (internet)
Australia : 19 November 2020
Netherlands : 26 November 2020
Germany : 3 December 2020
Croatia : 3 December 2020

Also Known As
(original title) : Fatman
Australia : Fatman
Canada (English title) : Fatman
Croatia : Debeljko
France : Fatman
Germany : Fatman
India (English title) : Fatman
Slovakia : Tlsťoch
UK : Fatman
USA : Fatman

Filming Locations
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rutland, Vermont, USA
(Filming location)

Music by
Mondo Boys

Johnny Derango

Edited by
Traton Lee

Production Company
Fortitude International
Mammoth Entertainment
Rough House Pictures
Sprockefeller Pictures

Distributed by
Saban Films

Release date
November 13, 2020

United States


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