Cast of Thanksgiving Film – Thanksgiving Movie Cast

Thanksgiving Movie Cast

Thanksgiving, an eagerly anticipated American slasher film directed by Eli Roth, is set to hit screens on November 17, 2023. A star-studded ensemble that includes Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, and Rick Hoffman, the movie is based on Roth’s spoof trailer that was used for the 2007 movie Grindhouse.

Thanksgiving is the third full-length movie that was influenced by Grindhouse’s spoof trailers; the other two being Machete (2010) and Hobo with a Shotgun (2011). It seems to be an exciting and dramatic cinematic experience.

Thanksgiving Movie Cast

Patrick Dempsey was cast in the movie in February 2023, while Addison Rae was cast in the starring role later the same month. Milo Manheim, Nell Verlaque, and Jalen Thomas Brooks were chosen for parts that were not made public.

Thanksgiving Movie Characters

Tomaso SanelliEvan
Nell VerlaqueJessica
Rick Hoffman
Amanda BarkerLizzie
Jalen Thomas BrooksBobby
Patrick DempseySheriff Newlon
Milo ManheimRyan
Joe DelfinMcCarty
Yusuf ZineHank Morton
Gina Gershon
Daniel Ryan-AstleyRight Mart Shopper (uncredited)
Karen ClicheKathleen
Addison RaeGabby
Chris SandifordDoug
Russell YuenDetective Peter Chu
Gabriel Davenport
Shailyn GriffinAmy
Tim Dillon
Jenna WarrenYulia
Dorian GiordanoChad
Neil RoblesLionel The Mascot (Red Jacket)
Charlie StoreyKid #2 in Mayflower Truck
Frank J. ZupancicBoris
Mika Amonsen
Jeff TeravainenLabelle
Nick PetersFlag Bearer (as Nicholas Peters)
Hailey KittleAshley
Jake GosdenShopper (uncredited)
Christopher CreamerParade Pilgrim
Andriah BryanMrs. Byers
Daniel Beiser-HuntRejected Teen (uncredited)
Jonny NashJock
Shailyn GriffinAmy
James MagwoodShopper (uncredited)
Dex NicholsonShopper (uncredited)
Gabriel Davenport
James Goldman
Piret JõgedaShopper
Sylvain PlasseDetective
Hannah StoreyKid #1 in Mayflower Truck
Jordan PooleJacob
Adam MacDonaldThe Carver (voice)
Aaron J. La FleurRight Mart Security Guard (uncredited)
Julie LeedsRight Mart Shopper (uncredited)
J. Timothy HuntParade Official (uncredited)
Shawn Gordon FraserBlack Friday Shopper (uncredited)
Thanksgiving Movie Characters

Thanksgiving Movie Info

CountryUnited States
Directed byEli Roth
Running Time106 minutes
CinematographyMilan Chadima
Produced byEli Roth, Roger Birnbaum, Jeff Rendell
Story byEli Roth, Jeff Rendell
Screenplay byJeff Rendell
Based onThanksgiving by Eli Roth, Jeff Rendell
StarringAddison Rae, Gina Gershon, Jalen Thomas Brooks,
Milo Manheim, Nell Verlaque, Patrick Dempsey,
Rick Hoffman
Music byBrandon Roberts
Distributed byTriStar Pictures (through Sony Pictures Releasing)
Release DateNovember 17, 2023
Edited byMichele Conroy, Michel Aller
Production CompaniesSpyglass Media Group, Dragonfly Entertainment,
Electromagnetic Productions
Thanksgiving Movie Info

Thanksgiving Release Date

November 17, 2023 is Thanksgiving’s intended US release date, which is being handled by TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing.

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Thanksgiving Story

Following the tragic conclusion of a Black Friday riot, Plymouth, Massachusetts—the home of the notorious holiday—is terrorized by an enigmatic attacker who draws inspiration from Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Trailer

Behind the Scenes: Creative Team Credits

Music byBrandon Roberts
Cinematography byMilan Chadima
Editing byMichel Aller
Michele Conroy
Casting ByStephanie Gorin
Bret Howe
Mary Vernieu
Production Design byPeter Mihaichuk
Art Direction byCorinna Schmitt-Porsia
Set Decoration byKari Measham
Costume Design byLeslie Kavanagh
Thanksgiving Team Credits

Thanksgiving Production Journey

Thanksgiving originated when filmmaker Eli Roth made a fictitious trailer for the 2007 film Grindhouse. The excitement created by the teaser led to ideas for a feature-length version, on which Jeff Rendell and Roth co-wrote the script. In August 2012, Jon Watts and Christopher D. Ford joined the team to compose the screenplay. Roth had said in 2010 that he was committed to the project and that work was being done on the script.

But Roth didn’t admit that more rewriting of the script was necessary to make sure the movie lived up to the intensity of the first trailer until June 2016, during a Reddit conversation.

There was talk in February 2019 that Roth was attached to a mystery horror movie for Miramax, which raised the possibility that Thanksgiving was being developed.

In January 2023, Spyglass Media Group’s involvement in the production of Thanksgiving was disclosed by Deadline Hollywood. Resigning from Borderlands (2024), Roth gave Tim Miller more photography so he could concentrate on directing the movie.


Thanksgiving, the culmination of years of anticipation and creative evolution, promises to deliver a chilling slasher experience to audiences on November 17, 2023. With Roth at the helm and a stellar cast bringing the story to life, fans of horror and suspense have much to look forward to in this highly awaited cinematic venture.

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