David Harbour, who stars in Black Widow and Stranger Things, brings a deranged killer Santa to life in the deranged Violent Night trailer.
David Harbour stars as a vicious Santa in the trailer for Violent Night. Harbour’s rose to fame with his role as Sheriff Hopper in Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things, before going to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Russian super-soldier Red Guardian. Harbour will star as Red Guardian once again in the upcoming MCU release Thunderbolts, which will perhaps set the stage for a larger role for the character within the franchise. Outside the MCU, Harbour has a modest slate of upcoming projects, including Neill Blomkamp’s Gran Turismo and dark holiday thriller Violent Night.
Produced by John Wick director David Leitch and helmed by Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters director Tommy Wirkola, Violent Night will feature John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo, Edi Patterson, Cam Gigandet, André Eriksen, Alex Haskell, and Alexis Louder alongside Harbour. The film follows Santa on a violent quest for revenge against a group of mercenaries who threaten Christmas by invading a wealthy family’s home and taking them hostage. The marketing and poster released for Violent Night have promised a bloody take on the holiday hero as well as being packed with seasonal puns, promising a wicked jingle bell romp.
Universal Pictures has released a trailer for the upcoming film showing a better look at Harbour’s iteration of the twisted holiday character. The trailer leans even more fully into the amusing holiday references that surround the actor’s action hero iteration of Santa. See the full video below: