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David Harbour Talks the Heart of ‘Violent Night’ and Character Arc of Santa Claus

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David Harbour stars as Santa Claus in Violent Night. The action-packed holiday thriller hits theaters on December 2.

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.

The actor is best known for his roles in Stranger Things, which is going into its final season, and Black Widow. Additional television credits include Q-Force, State of Affairs, Manhattan, as well as Pan Am.

Harbour’s film work includes Hellboy, No Sudden Move, Extraction, Human Affairs, Sleepless, Suicide Squad, Black Mass, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Equalizer, Between Us, Knife Fight, Parkland, Revolutionary Road, The Wedding Weekend, Quantum of Solace, Kinsey, The Green Hornet, and Brokeback Mountain. Upcoming, he will be seen reprising his MCU role as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian in Thunderbolts.

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We discussed his approach to the beloved character, his initial reaction to the project, which scene he was most excited to see come to life on screen, the fight sequences, and much more!

Watch our full conversation below:

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