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Mel Gibson to Star in The Beaver With Jodie Foster Directing

The Beaver, a dark comedy about a depressed man "who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet," has been in the works for a long time now, with Steve Carell originally attached to play the lead role. At some point, Jim Carrey was rumored to be taking over the role, but now it's official: neither of these men will star in The BeaverMel Gibson will play the lead instead.

Jodie Foster will direct Gibson in the comedy, and she may also play the man's wife. Foster is no stranger to the director's chair, having already helmed Little Man Tate and Home For the Holidays.

The script, written by Kyle Killen, "has generated enormous interest in development circles, drawing comparisons to Being John Malkovich and Lars and the Real Girl." I'm actually looking forward to seeing what Gibson does with this role. I'm not a huge Mel Gibson fan, but I do like it when he plays the more offbeat characters, like the unstable Jerry Fletcher in Conspiracy Theory. Pairing him up with Jodie Foster as director is also pretty intriguing.

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Nitachequita Nitachequita 6 years
They were so cute together in Maverick; I hope Jodie comes out from behind the Directors chair for this one.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
Should definitely be interesting; I like Jodie's work (Home for The Holidays is a must watch in the fall.)
lemuse20 lemuse20 6 years
Ohhh well this should be interesting
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
I cant wait I love Mel.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
I cant wait I love Mel.
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