First look at Jim Broadbent in Get Santa

The first image for Christopher Smith’s Get Santa , starring Jim Broadbent, has been released.

In this Christmas adventure, Santa seeks the help of nine-year-old Tom after his sleigh is destroyed when it crash lands in London. He is desperate to return to his home in Lapland but his reindeer are wandering aimlessly in the streets and are taken to Battersea Dogs Home.

Tom asks his father (Rafe Spall) to help Santa but he wants nothing to do with it; all he wants to do is stay quiet, lay low and spend time with his son as he has just been released from prison.

When Santa tries to get the reindeer back himself, he is arrested and put in jail. It is then up to Tom and his dad to rescue Santa and save Christmas before it is too late.

Get Santa also stars some of Britain’s most well known character actors including Warwick Davis, Jodie Whittaker and Ewen Bremner.

The first image for the film sees a dishevelled Santa’s having his mugshot taken after getting caught trying to steal back his reindeer.

Described as a ‘heart-warming Christmas film,’ Get Santa will be distributed by Warner Brothers in the UK and is backed by the BFI and the Yorkshire Content Fund.

Executive produced by Ridley Scott, filming began on 16 January 2014 and it is scheduled for release near Christmas this year, although the exact date has not been announced yet.