For an actor like Mel Gibson, his next move is the most important. In case you guys haven’t heard, apparently Mel has been a bit of a naughty boy. After the whole video tape scandal, Gibson could use a good comeback. A role that proves his mental stability, well at the same time winning back his fans. A film with a loveable and capable protagonist, with a story of smarts and sophistication. So of course he’s doing a movie about a mentally unstable man who talks through a beaver puppet. A change of pace indeed or, as Gibson calls it, Saturday afternoons.
Here’s the poster, courtesy of ComingSoon.net:
In all seriousness, I do have hope’s for this film. It was on the 2009 Black List (the list of the hottest screenplays circulating Hollywood), and has the potential to be a very interesting movie. And yes, Jodie Foster is directing it. Quite a pair there. Of course, I was much more interested when Steve Carell was attached. But I guess this guy will do too.
The film currently has no release date and, for all we know, won’t be out for a long, long time. Gives the studio time for this whole Gibson thing to cool over, I assume. Of course, that could take a bit of a while. He said some sorta harsh things.