LONDON -- The first image has been released of Jim Broadbent starring in "Get Santa," which is shooting in London and Yorkshire, Northern England. Altitude Film Sales will be selling the pic at the European Film Market in Berlin.
When Santa (Broadbent) is arrested in London, it falls on 9-year-old Tom (Kit Connor) and his dad Steve (Rafe Spall) to go on a desperate quest to save Christmas.
Pic is penned and helmed by Christopher Smith ("Black Death," "Severance"), and produced by Liza Marshall for Ridley Scott's Scott Free London, alongside the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and Altitude Film Entertainment.
As well as Broadbent, newcomer Connor, and Spall ("Prometheus," "I Give It a Year," "Life of Pi"), the cast includes Stephen Graham ("This Is England," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Gangs of New York"), Ewen Bremner ("Trainspotting," "Snatch," "Black Hawk Down"), Jodie Whittaker ("Attack the Block," "Venus"), Warwick Davis ("Harry Potter" franchise, "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi"), Joanna Scanlan ("The Invisible Woman," "Notes on a Scandal") and Nonso Anozie ("The Grey," "Dracula").
Pic is exec produced by Ridley Scott and Carlo Dusi, and co-produced by Andrew Litvin and Jack Arbuthnott for Scott Free London. Natascha Wharton serves as exec producer on behalf of the BFI. Will Clarke and Andy Mayson serve as exec producers for Altitude. The film is also backed by the BFI, Screen Yorkshire's Yorkshire Content Fund and Ingenious Media.
"Get Santa" will be distributed in the U.K. by Warner Bros.
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