Mel Gibson has a part in Jodie Foster's Beaver

mel(And it’s a man’s part, har har. Yeah, I know. Everybody else’s headline is going this route, too.)

According to Variety, Mel Gibson has taken the lead role in Jodie Foster’s returning to sitting behind a camera, Beaver, about a “depressed man who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet.” Foster will also star as Gibson’s wife in the film.

The two previously starred together in 1994’s Maverick, which was a pretty fun romp. Foster has directed two previous films, Little Man Tate (which was wonderful) and Home for the Holidays (which I didn’t see but was met with wildly mixed reviews).

Variety notes that financing for the film (budgeted at a modest $18–19 million) is up in the air, but it’s possible Mel Gibson’s Icon Films might get involved. It’s not like he doesn’t have the money.

Beaver starts shooting in New York in September.

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 07:10 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by natej
    on 2009-07-20 at 09:38
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    The screenplay for this movie is #1 on the 2008 Hollywood Blacklist, the list of top unproduced screenplays for the year. Expect some good things from this one.

  2. Written by natej
    on 2009-07-20 at 13:38
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    The screenplay for this movie is #1 on the 2008 Hollywood Blacklist, the list of top unproduced screenplays for the year. Expect some good things from this one.

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