Mel Gibson isn't ready for a big-screen comeback just yet — the release of his new movie, "The Beaver," has been delayed.
The dramedy, which stars Gibson as a troubled man who tries to get his life back on track with the help of a beaver puppet, was set to hit theaters on March 23 but is now due out on May 6, with a wider release on May 20, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Summit Entertainment switched the date to accommodate the schedule of Gibson's director/co-star Jodie Foster — who will be shooting the movie "God of Carnage" in the spring — and to provide alternatives to anticipated summer blockbusters like "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "Thor."
Prior to its major theatrical release, "The Beaver" will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 16.
Winona Ryder is claiming that Mel Gibson’s history of allegedly spewing hateful remarks goes back much further than a run-in with a police officer in 2006.
The actress, who’s currently playing a washed-up ballerina in “Black Swan,” told GQ a story about the troubled actor in the middle of her interview.
Read the full interview with Winona Ryder
"I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke,” Ryder said of Gibson.
It’s a big day here at "Showbiz Tonight." We’re naming the Most Provocative Celebrity of 2010!
There were so many stars to choose from this year! Mel Gibson certainly made headlines with those disturbing voicemail rants. Then there’s Lindsay Lohan who kept us super-busy - checking in and out of rehab and showing up late for court. And of course there’s Charlie Sheen, well, being Charlie Sheen… going into rehab, trashing that New York hotel room, pleading guilty to assaulting his soon-to-be ex wife Brooke Mueller.
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Mel Gibson is making his way back onto the big screen - the release date for his new film, "The Beaver," is set for spring 2011.
"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," reads the official press release for the film, which debuts its trailer Friday on Entertainment Tonight and iTunes.
According to Deadline.com, the film was supposed to be released this year but the studio held off because of the negative press surrounding Gibson's troubles with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. As Marquee previously reported, Gibson's cameo in "The Hangover 2" was cut because several members of the cast and crew disapproved of him joining the project.
Rather than dwell on being ditched from "The Hangover 2," Mel Gibson has already moved on. In fact, his replacement, Liam Neeson, says Gibson is just fine with the fact that he'll be filling his shoes.
“I spoke to Mel. Mel’s cool about it," Neeson, 58, told Access Hollywood. "We’re all cool.”
Gibson, 54, was to have played a Bangkok tattoo artist in the sequel to the hit "The Hangover," but got the axe last month when director Todd Phillips explained that the decision to hire the troubled star "did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew." Reports at the time suggested that actor Zach Galifianakis spearheaded the call for Gibson's cancellation.
Mel Gibson in "The Hangover 2"? Not anymore, says director Todd Phillips.
Though the troubled 54-year-old actor had been confirmed to do a cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist in the follow-up to the 2009 hit comedy, he has now been cut from the film.
“I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team," Phillips told CNN in a statement. "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”
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