Jack Black Is Making A Satanic Christmas Movie
Jack Black is set to star in Dear Santa, a movie where a child accidentally sends a wish list to Satan instead of Santa.
Jack Black, who voices Bowser in next month’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, is reportedly reteaming with his Shallow Hal filmmakers for the Christmas comedy Dear Santa. According to Deadline, the comedian will headline the forthcoming film, with Bobby Farrelly attached to direct and Peter Farrelly on board to produce. The two brothers recently collaborated on the Woody Harrelson-led sports comedy Champions.
The story will revolve around a young boy who accidentally sends a note intended for Santa Claus to Satan. A few days ago, Jack Black took to social media to tease the film by posting a picture of himself surrounded by Christmas decorations. At the time, his followers had no idea what he was hinting at, but the cat is now out of the bag.
In addition to Jack Black, Dear Santa will star Robert Timothy Smith, Keegan-Michael Key, Brianne Howey, Austin Post, Hayes MacArthur, PJ Byrne, and Jaden Carson Baker. The initial script was penned by the Farrelly brothers and Ricky Blitt, with the original idea coming from Dan Ewen. Since the project is in the very early stages of production, no release date has been announced at this time.
Jack Black and the Farrelly brothers first collaborated on the 2001 comedy feature Shallow Hal, which centers on a shallow man who falls in love with a 300-pound woman because of her inner beauty. Black leads a cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby, Bruce McGill, Anthony Robbins, Susan Ward, Zen Gesner, and Brooke Burns. Bobby and Peter Farrelly co-directed the film from a screenplay they penned with Sean Moynihan.
Since his first onscreen role in a 1984 episode of the comedy series The Fall Guy, Jack Black has garnered nearly 200 acting credits over the course of his career. He’s undoubtedly proven his versatility as a performer time and again. From I Still Know What You Did Last Summer to Saving Silverman, the award-winning comedian has embraced just about every genre of film, seemingly effortlessly.
Next up for Jack Black is The Super Mario Bros. from Universal. The animated feature, based on the best-selling video game series, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 5. The story follows Mario, who travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with Princess Peach and Toad to find Luigi and save the world from the ruthless fire-breathing Bowser.
Along with Jack Black, the film features an ensemble cast, including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Fred Armisen. This is the franchise’s third movie adaptation, following the 1986 Japanese film Super Mario Bros: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach! and the live-action film Super Mario Bros., released in 1993. The latest feature film adaptation was directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.
Further out, Jack Black will star in Borderlands, which is another motion picture based on a popular video game series. The story will follow a group of people searching an abandoned planet for a mysterious relic. Eli Roth is directing the feature film adaptation from a script he wrote with Craig Mazin.