Mel Gibson’s Santa Claus Movie ‘Fatman’ Casting Calls

Mel Gibson Casting Calls
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21, 2016: Actor Mel Gibson at the photocall for "Blood Father" at the 69th Festival de Cannes. (Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency /

Fatman‘ movie starring Mel Gibson is now casting.

Mel Gibson’s ‘Fatman’, the upcoming Santa Claus Christmas comedy, is now hiring actors and holding auditions & casting calls in Ottawa, Ontario. Smyth Casting is looking for background actors to play various acting roles including Elves. Filming will shoot all across February 2020.

About ‘Fatman’:

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LOS ANGELES – MAY 7: George Miller, Tom Hardy, Mel Gibson at the Mad Max: Fury Road Los Angeles Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on May 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA (Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins /

Mel Gibson will play Santa Claus in the upcoming indie action-comedy feature film “Fatman”. Fortitude will handle international sales rights and will premiere the project at the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place on May 14. The movie will film in Canada starting in 2020. The movie will be directed by Ian and Eshom Nelms from their a script they wrote together. Previously, the duo worked on projects such as “Small Town Crime,” “Wall Street” and “Lost on Purpose.” The movie will be produced by  Brandon James of Rough House, Nadine de Barros of Fortitude and Lisa Wolofsky of Skywolf. Executive producers include James’ Rough House partners David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jody Hill.

“This rowdy Santa tale is a film we’ve been excited to make for some time and we’re thrilled to have equally passionate partners in Rough House and Fortitude who carry the same fire!” said Eshom and Ian Nelms.

Mel Gibson was last seen in the movie “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Dragged Across Concrete”. He previously received a best director Oscar nomination in 2017 for “Hacksaw Ridge”.

Fatman Plot:

  • “Fatman” is a story of a rowdy and unconventional Santa Claus who is fighting his business decline. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old hires a hitman to kill Santa after receiving a stocking.

How to apply:

Mel Gibson’s ‘Fatman’ Casting Call

Stand-in Casting Call

Fatman – Skinny Man Driving Double
Open to Ontario & Quebec Residents. Valid driver’s license required.
We need someone on Thursday, February 13th to play a driving double for The Skinny Man (Played by Walton Goggins). This is a photocast role. If you nearly match the measurements and picture below, send an email with a recent photo to [email protected].
Walton Goggins:
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 155 pounds
Neck: 14.5
Sleeve: 33
Chest: 36/38
Waist: 30
Inseam: 32
Shoes: 10
Shirt Size: Small
Hat: 7 1/8

Background Elves Casting Call

Open to Ontario & Quebec Residents. You must be 100% available and commitment-free the day of shooting.
Thursday, January 30th
4x Elves
-Must be Male
– Must be under 5’6″
-Pant size must be large (size 40) or smaller
If you are available, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:
Phone Number
Union Status
Residency (i.e. Ottawa, ON)
A Recent Photo
Your Measurements (Height, Weight, Jacket, Shirt, Pant, Hat Size)

Incomplete applications may be ignored. Thank you.

Small Speaking Role Casting Call

Open Casting Call – Fatman
We’re looking for someone to play a small speaking role: Innocent Elf. To qualify you must
-Be male
-Be 5’5″ or shorter
-Live in the Ottawa/Gatineau area

If interested, please submit headshots and resumes to [email protected]. Thank you.

Extras Casting Call

Hey everyone, we’re prepping for Fatman (starring Mel Gibson!) and want to get an early start on booking our elves.

This is going to be one of our most exciting opportunities this year, with costumes, makeup, and explosions involved! Elves need to be ~5’3″ or shorter and must be 18 or older. (If you’re a little tall, don’t worry! We have plenty of other opportunities coming.)

So if you meet the requirements, and are interested (we have dates all across February), send us an email at [email protected] with your measurements. Thanks!

Speaking Role Casting Call

This is an open casting call for a small speaking role in Fatman. The character breakdown is as follows.
(Actor) Roger 35 – 50 Asian male.
Burly and tattooed. Billy’s driver and Billy’s connection to the underworld.
To apply, please submit your headshot and resume to [email protected] Thank you.
Expired Casting Calls

Background Acting Roles Casting Call

The following post is in regards to background opportunities
You must be fully available when submitting for background.
Open to Ontario & Gatineau / Hull residents.
Saturday January 25
10 x Kids
  • 8-12
  • All Genders
  • All Ethnicities
Please email [email protected] with the following information to be considered:
Name, Phone, Email, Age, Residency, Union Status, Recent Photo

Related: How to Find Acting Auditions and Casting Calls

Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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