Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award(R) winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
The Beaver – Movie Trailer
The Beaver (film)
The Beaver is an upcoming dark comedy based on an original script by screenwriter Kyle Killen. The film is directed by Jodie Foster and stars Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, and Foster. The Beaver follows a depressed CEO of a toy company (Gibson) who dons a beaver handpuppet to better communicate with his wife (Foster) and his two sons (Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart). The script by Killen topped the 2008 Blacklist, a ranking of the best unproduced screenplays. Brendon Connelly of SlashFilm called the screenplay “one of the few very best screenplays” he has “ever read.”
On July 29, 2010, MTV.com reported that the film is “currently in a holding pattern” with release date set December 24, 2010 given the public controversy over leaked audio of private phone messages Gibson sent to his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. In an interview with The Daily Beast in July, Killen said that he did not know if or when the film will be released, while saying he’s “eager… to find out”.
The Question Remains
After the scandals that’s been happening between Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson isn’t it a bit ironic that Mel is now starring in a film that in a way visions his real life? The real question is are you still upset with Mel Gibson? Will you be watching this film?