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Silent Night, release date, trailer, cast, plot, and all there is to know

Auteur John Woo promises a bright and red Christmas for all, albeit with blood and guns instead of socks and candy. His upcoming theatrical release, Silent Night, promises to pack more than a punch.

Silent Night, release date, trailer, cast, plot, and all there is to know

Silent Night poster

Last Updated: 03.53 AM, Nov 30, 2023


Silent Night, director John Woo’s upcoming film after a long hiatus, will be releasing theatrically on December 1, 2023. Since it is a Lionsgate project, one can expect to see the film streaming on the particular OTT platform later. Based in a gory Christmas setting, Silent Night is a revenge action film produced by Woo himself, Christina Mercuri, Lori Tilkin deFelice, Erica Lee, and Basil Iwanyk.

The noteworthy factor here is that both Erica Lee and Basil Iwanyk were producers of the John Wick movies, and John Woo himself has worked on projects like Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. This provides a solid framework to the Chinese auteur’s violent action project. Being a director who focuses on the vision of a scene, and not its versions, the film promises to captivate the audience with its lack of dialogue twist to the story.

Plot of Silent Night

The official synopsis of the film reads, “From legendary director John Woo and the producer of John Wick comes the gritty revenge tale of a tormented father (Joel Kinnaman) who witnesses his young son die when caught in a gang’s crossfire on Christmas Eve.”

“While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, Kinnaman makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen in order to avenge his son’s death. Full of Woo’s signature style, Silent Night redefines the action genre with visceral thrill-a-minute storytelling.”

Trailer and Cast of Silent Night

The film’s official trailer was released in October 2023. The cast featured Joel Kinnaman as Brian Godlock, Catalina Sandino Moreno as Saya, Kid Cudi as Vassell, Harold Torres as Playa, Vinny O’Brien as Anthony, and Yoko Hamamura as Ruiz. The trailer reveals two major attractions of the story, one, its play on the theme of silence and Christmas, and two, its portrayal of a common man’s attainment of the extraordinary, albeit vengefully, but poetically.

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