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Mel Gibson Lines Up Action Thriller 'Blood Father'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 28, 2014 at 4:41PM

The Mel Gibson comeback train has been on a slow, sputtering roll as the actor/director still hasn't quite recovered from a spectacular meltdown and a bitter divorce that thoroughly soiled the persona of the former A-list talent. His last couple of roles were in an action movie no one saw, "Get The Gringo," and a sequel no one wanted, "Machete Kills." Now he's got another gritty movie lined up that should play right into his grizzled demeanor.
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Get The Gringo

The Mel Gibson comeback train has been on a slow, sputtering roll as the actor/director still hasn't quite recovered from a spectacular meltdown and a bitter divorce that thoroughly soiled the persona of the former A-list talent. His last couple of roles were in an action movie no one saw, "Get The Gringo," and a sequel no one wanted, "Machete Kills." Now he's got another gritty movie lined up that should play right into his grizzled demeanor.

Deadline reports that Gibson will take the lead in "Blood Father," which is, admittedly, a pretty badass name for a movie. And perhaps it shouldn't be a total surprise that this is described as a "Taken"-esque thriller, with a script by Peter Craig ("The Town") that follows an ex-con who reunites with his estranged 16 year-old daughter to save her life when drug dealers want to kill her. You can practically hear the growling already. Jean-François Richet ("Mesrine, "Assault On Precinct 13") will direct.

The wheels are turning on this one with production slated to begin in May. Can Gibson get his groove back? We'll see. 

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