This British-American apocalyptic comedy film has a star-studded cast and is right in time for the festive season.
When Christmas is right around the corner, it means that holiday-themed movies are going to be everywhere. Heartwarming stories about family, love, and the holiday spirit will be everywhere, as they should be.
One of the many Christmas movies that will be joining the repository is Silent Night. This British-American apocalyptic comedy film was written and directed by Camille Griffin and has a star-studded cast. It has already premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on September 16. This was also Griffin's feature directorial debut. Here's everything you need to know about the film.
It is Christmas Eve, and an extended family comes together for dinner at a cozy house belonging to Nell and Simon in the English countryside. The tree has been decorated, a feast is prepared, holiday music is playing, and everyone is in their holiday sweaters. But this perfect Christmas gathering is about to take a turn for the worse as an environmental apocalypse could just lead to the death of everyone gathered. A poisonous cloud is descending upon the United Kingdom. Human extinction seems to be imminent. There are videos of people bleeding from the eyes and ears. But in the countryside home, everything goes on just as normal.
This end-of-the-world event is portrayed as a "pitch-black" comedy. The story also serves as a commentary on social and economic hierarchies.
The cast of the film has been praised for their stellar performances. These are the actors in the film and their roles:
Keira Knightley (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) as Nell
Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit) as Art
Matthew Goode (The Crown) as Simon
Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) as Sandra
Lily-Rose Depp (The King) as Sophie
Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve) as Alex
Sope Dirisu (The Huntsman: Winter's War) as James
Lucy Punch (How to Build a Girl) as Bella
Rufus Jones (The Foreigner) as Tony
The film has already had a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It has been scheduled to release on December 3, 2021, in the United States by AMC+ / RLJE Films and in the United Kingdom by Altitude Film Distribution.
The screenplay for the film was also written by Camille Griffin and was produced by Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right), Trudie Styler (Two Smoking Barrels), and Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman series).
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