What can I say about The Beaver? It is bad timing with the whole Mel Gibson fiasco. It does speak to Jodie Foster’s commitment to the film (she directs and stars in it) that she wants to release it soon. Summit Pictures picked the movie up for distribution. The movie is basically about a guy whose life falls apart, but he tries to put it back together using a beaver puppet. I could see this movie being a success if it gets great reviews. Official Synopsis:
Two-time Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award(R) winner Mel Gibson in THE BEAVER – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
Other than Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson, The Beaver stars Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), and Cherry Jones.
The Beaver has no official release date yet.