December 3rd, 2010
01:55 PM ET
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.
While Jodie Foster, director and star of "The Beaver," has called Gibson's work in the film "one of his most powerful and moving performances," the question remains whether movie audiences will welcome the controversial 54-year-old actor back with open arms.
Will you buy a ticket to see Gibson in "The Beaver?" Let us know in the comments below.
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