Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beaver Cleaver

With the way Mel Gibson has been in the news of late, you might be forgiven for looking at the pic above and thinking that he's finally, totally lost it.  But no, believe it or not, Mel (last seen in January's Edge of Darkness, last heard in...well, you know) has a new movie coming out.  The Beaver, directed by his Maverick co-star Jodie Foster, features Gibson as a man struggling with his sanity who finds expression through a beaver puppet.  No, seriously.

Now, a close friend saw an early cut of the film and was appreciative, if not effusive, and I don't doubt that in other circumstances it could have become a buzzed-about sleeper.  However, given the Lethal Weapon star's latest shenanigans and the movie's subject matter, it's easy to see how releasing company Summit is feeling a mite uncomfortable, and unsure of where to go from here.  As an insider explains here, "They don't know what they're going to do...It's sort of a wait-and-see until Mel makes his next move."

Oh, I think that's what everyone is waiting for.

1 comment:

J.R. LeMar said...

Straight-to-dvd.