Rafe Spall, Ewen Bremner, Jodie Whittaker Join 'Get Santa' Alongside Jim Broadbent
LONDON -- Christopher Smith's Get Santa -- starring Jim Broadbent as the title character and produced by Liza Marshall of Scott Free London and executive produced by Ridley Scott -- has added Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Stephen Graham (This is England, Gangs of New York), Ewen Bremner (Black Hawk Down), Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block) and Warwick Davis (TV's Life's Too Short) to its cast.
Get Santa tells the story of a father and son who must team up to save Christmas, once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.
The movie also boasts turns from Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman) and Nonso Anozie (The Grey) alongside Perry Benson (This is England), Matt King (RocknRolla), Joshua McGuire (About Time) and Hera Hilmar (Da Vinci's Demons). Get Santa begins shooting in the U.K. this week.
Backed by the BFI, Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content fund, and Ingenious Media, the movie is being touted to international buyers by Altitude Film Sales.
The finished movie will be distributed in the U.K. by Warner Bros. Pictures.