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Jodie Foster Asks: Can You Put Aside Things You Know About Mel Gibson While Watching 'The Beaver'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2011 8:43 AM
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And Many Other Revelations Learned From The Actor/Director and Co-star Anton YelchinIt feels like we've been practically stalking director/actress Jodie Foster, whose latest film, the comedic drama, "The Beaver" hits theaters today (May 6) in select cities. We've spoken to the actress in Austin, Texas at SXSW, in L.A. for recent press rounds and heard her speak at various screenings in New York (at the Film Society of Lincoln Center) and Austin. Each time she has illuminated her intentions and reiterated the same sentiment: "The Beaver," which stars current persona non-grata Mel Gibson, has been a tricky film, not only to market -- due to Gibson's infamous personal exploits last year -- but a challenge to get the tone right.

Addison Timlin In Talks For 'Odd Thomas'; Tim Robbins To Join Too?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 6, 2011 1:04 AM
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The trouble with the new transparency of the casting process -- the stories that break at every stage of the process, from wishlist, to shortlist, to meetings, to screen-tests, to offers, to negotiations, to signing on -- is that you can sometimes think that an actor's firmly on board on a project based on one of these stories. More often than not, offer-stories lead to an actor actually being in the film, so when we reported a few weeks back that Lily Collins, rising star of "The Blind Side," had been offered the female lead in "Odd Thomas," the adaptation of Dean Koontz's mystery series about a short-order cook who can communicate with the dead, from "The Mummy" director Stephen Sommers, we'd filed it away, assuming that the offer was a formality, and that Collins would end up on the marquee for the picture, alongside Anton Yelchin, who's playing the title role.

Anton Yelchin To Star In Stephen Sommers' 'Odd Thomas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2011 2:13 AM
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It's been clear ever since his debut in the otherwise weak "Hearts in Atlantis" that Anton Yelchin was destined to be a pretty big star. Across films like "Alpha Dog," "Fierce People," "Charlie Bartlett" and the unjustly neglected TV series "Huff," Yelchin's blended nerdiness and charisma with ease, and he's moved into tentpole territory in recent years with the only performance with a pulse in "Terminator: Salvation," and as part of the ensemble in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

Watch: 3 Clips From Sundance Jury Prize Winner 'Like Crazy' With Anton Yelchin & Felicity Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 7:49 AM
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Call it "2000 Days Of Bummer," "Light Blue Valentine" or whatever you want, but the buzz around Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” is undeniable.

Sundance '11 Review: 'Like Crazy' A Familiar Tale Of Impossible Love, Well Told

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2011 3:00 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

Mel Gibson Will Act Like A Crazy Person -- Legally -- When 'The Beaver' Opens On March 23, 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 3:17 AM
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In what is the TMZ equivalent of "The Tree Of Life" trailer dropping today, following its official trailer release, Summit has now pegged the Mel Gibson comedy "The Beaver" for a March 23, 2011 release.

First Poster & Trailer For Jodie Foster's 'The Beaver' Starring Mel Gibson

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 4, 2010 5:25 AM
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As promised earlier this week, here is the first poster and trailer for the much-anticipated Mel Gibson-led dramedy, "The Beaver," directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster.

Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' Being Prepped For Spring '11 Release, Trailer To Premiere Friday

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 10:07 AM
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New Production Photo & Official Synopsis ReleasedCall it the car crash factor, but despite Mel Gibson's misogynistic, racist, sexist and violent ramblings, the curiosity surrounding his role in Jodie Foster's "The Beaver" is huge. And while the status of the film was unknown in the wake of tapes of his psychotic outbursts, it looks like enough distance has been settled that Summit Entertainment is confident enough to put the film into theatres.

'The Beaver' Gets February 11, 2011 U.K. Release Date

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2010 1:48 AM
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The Perfect Valentine's Day Option For Your Abusive Racist Boyfriend Almost as soon as Mel Gibson had tapes leaked of conversations with the mother of his child, in which threats to burn her house down were the least offensive of the many statements directed at her, one question emerged in the movie world: what would happen to the Jodie Foster-helmed "The Beaver?"

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