Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

First Look: Teaser Poster For 'The Beaver' Starring Mel Gibson

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist November 3, 2010 at 9:52AM

Hey, did you hear? Did you hear? It's American Film Market week and basically you're going to have to hear that all week. What does it mean? Essentially it's an annual film industry trade show event in Santa Monica, California where folks converge to buy and sell distribution rights for completed films or to gain financing for projects in various stages of production.
10


Hey, did you hear? Did you hear? It's American Film Market week and basically you're going to have to hear that all week. What does it mean? Essentially it's an annual film industry trade show event in Santa Monica, California where folks converge to buy and sell distribution rights for completed films or to gain financing for projects in various stages of production.

It's in full swing, which means you'll see a lot of online folks that have managed to get inside taking photos of posters or giving us first looks at stills from films in the works we haven't seen yet. Preamble over, below is the sales/teaser poster for "The Beaver" starring persona non grata, Mel Gibson.

A Summit Entertainment pic and directed by Jodie Foster, "The Beaver" focuses on a depressed man (Gibson) who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet, which he uses as a tool for communication.

A 2008 Black List topper, “The Beaver” was originally set to be tackled by the director-actor team of Jay Roach and Steve Carell which, quite frankly, seemed on track to be another run-of-the-mill comedy for Carell to complete during his “The Office” off-season.

But with Foster and Mel Gibson on board, plus Gibson's new-found notoriety (or reblossomed notoriety), the comedy actually has an actor we’d pay to see portray the, from all accounts, dark and twisted lead. This will only be Gibson’s second role since 2006. The maligned actor also starred in Martin Campbell’s “Edge Of Darkness” earlier this year. The film also stars Anton Yelchin and it-girl of the moment and "Winter's Bone" lead, Jennifer Lawrence.

When are they actually going to unveil "The Beaver"? Well, with controversy-friendly films like "The Hangover 2" deep-sixing a cameo by the actor on moral grounds, we might have to wait deep into 2011 or later before anyone gets an eye on it. Don't think this sales poster changes much. [ComingSoon]

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Actresses, Comedies, Jennifer Lawrence, The Beaver


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates