David Harbor to star in holiday thriller Violent Night


Things seem less than strange to David Harbor, as he has just been cast in a new thriller for Universal called Violent night. Harbor will star in the film directed by the Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Hansel & Gretel: the witch hunters). The script is written by Sonic the hedgehog scribes Pat Casey and Josh Miller.

The film is produced by 87North, which is directed by David Leitch, Chad Stahelski and Kelly mccormick. The company might be a recognizable name for viewers as they are the production company behind the John wick franchise, Atomic blonde featuring Charlize theron, and restarting the series Kung Fu, which is currently airing on The CW.

Harbor’s casting announcement didn’t provide much information, but said Violent night is said to be a dark holiday thriller. Based on 87North’s resume and what Harbor showed while donning the Red Guardian outfit in Black Widow, it can be reasonable to assume that this movie will be loaded with thrills and brutal action sequences.


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Wirkola is no stranger to playing in darker materials, because Dead snow dealt with Nazi zombies coming out of their graves to lash out on a group of students in the remote mountains of Norway. The film was brutal in its murders and did not hesitate to gore. Despite the more gruesome elements, the film also played with a bit of situational comedy, which may lend itself to Harbor’s acting style, as he’s known to feature some comedic chops in his work.

This seems to be another awesome feather in the caps of Casey and Miller, who not only write this original screenplay, but have Sonic the hedgehog 2 should be released next year. The follow-up to the adaptation of the video game will see the likes of Ben schwartz, James marsden, and Jim carrey back, but will also present Idris elbe like Knuckles, the fan favorite. Collider recently reported that Elba, who is known to be a sex symbol, will not be bringing her trademark sex appeal to the role.

Violent night is slated for release in the post-Thanksgiving period, which is always a good time to release holiday-themed movies, with a release date of December 2, 2022.

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