'Silent Night': 5 things to know about the dark comedy flick starring Keira Knightley

'Silent Night': 5 things to know about the dark comedy flick starring Keira Knightley
A still from 'Silent Night' (Altitude)

What if this was your last Christmas on earth? How would you like to go out, and what will be the mood as imminent death nears? Keira Knightley and a string of talented actors set out to answer the question in 'Silent Night', a dark comedy that sees a family come together with their friends only to know that this would be their last yuletide.


'Silent Night' had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and received mixed reviews from critics. The film holds a 54 out of 100 based on 8 critics on Metacritic and the apocalyptic comedy-horror is one of the much-anticipated festive season movies. And ahead of its release, here are five things to know:



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When does 'Silent Night' release?

The movie is scheduled to be released on December 3, 2021, in the US.

Who stars in 'Silent Night'?

Keira Knightley (Getty Images)


Keira Knightley stars as Nell in the movie with Roman Griffin Davis as Art and Matthew Goode as Simon. The rest of the cast includes Annabelle Wallis as Sandra, Lily-Rose Depp as Sophie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Alex, Sope Dirisu as James, Rufus Jones as Tony, and Lucy Punch as Bella.


What is the movie all about?

The official synopsis reads: "Nell, Simon, and their son Art are ready to welcome friends and family for what promises to be a perfect Christmas gathering. Perfect except for one thing: everyone is going to die." The movie revolves around a couple, Nell (Knightley) and Simon (Goode) as they invite their closest pals to join their family, but what promises to be a fun-filled Christmas, but there is an impending doom creeping in and mankind is set to end, but not before a comedy of errors that is as dark and grisly as it can get.



Camille Griffin helms the movie with Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, and Matthew Vaughn serving as producers.


Watch the 'Silent Night' trailer below



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