In all fairness, it’s not as bad as it seems. He’s filming The Beaver, the next directing product from Jodie Foster, who’s working with a heavily-touted, highly-praised script written by first-time screenwriter Kyle Killen. It’s about a guy who prefers to communicate with those around him through his favorite hand-puppet. The thing is: As ridiculous as this all sounds, there’s a certain pedigree at work that you’d hope can piece together something unexpectedly solid. How they’ll sidestep the obvious “Mel Gibson has a beaver puppet on his hand” angle is anyone’s guess.
Two hours of this does has potent “Fuck out of here” potential: