David Harbour to Star in Holiday Action Film 'Violent Night'

Tommy Wirkola is directing the film that comes from ”John Wick“ producer David Leitch

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Not a silent night or holy night, but a “Violent Night.” “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour is set to star in a new action film with a holiday spin from the producers of “John Wick.”

“Violent Night” is set at Universal, and the studio has dated the film for a release on Dec. 2, 2022.

Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow” franchise) is directing “Violent Night,” which is described only as a “coal-dark holiday thriller that says you should always bet on red.” Pat Casey and Josh Miller, the writers of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” wrote the original screenplay.

87North’s David Leitch and Kelly McCormick, who are behind “John Wick,” “Deadpool 2,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Hobbs & Shaw” and this year’s “Nobody” with Bob Odenkirk, are producing “Violent Night.” Universal Pictures will distribute the film in all territories.

In its announcement on Tuesday, the studio also shifted an untitled Universal event film one week from May 26, 2023 to May 19, 2023.

David Harbour was most recently seen in this year’s Marvel film “Black Widow” and will reprise his role as Hopper in the upcoming fourth season of “Stranger Things” on Netflix. He’ll also star in a family horror film for Netflix and director Christopher Landon called “We Have a Ghost” alongside Anthony Mackie and Tig Notaro.

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