Mel Gibson has joined the cast of Jodie Fosters upcoming feature”The Beaver”.
Gibson will play a depressed man who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet. On top of helming, Foster will play the role of the man’s wife. Foster boarded the project and brought it to Gibson, with whom she co-starred in 1994’s “Maverick.”
Project had several star and director combos circling — including Steve Carell and Jay Roach — over the past several months.
The movie will bring Foster back to feature directing for the third time, after 1991’s “Little Man Tate” and 1995’s “Home for the Holidays.”