Check This Out: First Great Poster for Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver'
We're a bit late on posting this, but better late than never, right? Ever since Mel Gibson went bat sh*t crazy earlier this year, the status of his latest quirky independent comedy, The Beaver, has been up in the air, as the distributor is appropriately a bit afraid and unsure of releasing it. The Beaver is the wacky film, directed by Jodie Foster from an acclaimed Black List script written by Kyle Killen, starring Mel Gibson as a guy who wears a beaver puppet on his hand around. We posted a few set photos late last year, but haven't seen much from it otherwise. Collider snapped a photo of this sales poster that was found in promo material from AFM.
A few weeks ago (via EW) the MPAA gave The Beaver a PG-13 rating, which means it's finished and Summit Entertainment, the studio distributing this in the US, is happy enough to submit it for a rating. So let's hope this means it will eventually be arriving sometime in 2011, but no guarantees yet. Here's an amusing story - Radar Online is claiming that "there were numerous focus groups brought in and shown this movie poster and not one person said they would go see the movie." Ouch. I, on the other hand, want to see it so much more now! In addition to Gibson, The Beaver also stars Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence.