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Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' will wag its tail in March

December 15, 2010 |  5:54 pm


"The Beaver," in which Mel Gibson plays a clinically depressed man who wears an animal puppet on his hand, has been given a release date by studio Summit Entertainment: The movie will hit select theaters March 23 before opening nationwide April 8.

Interestingly, the decision to open the movie in limited release suggests Summit believes the film is strong enough to build some positive word of mouth (or it just wants to spread out the adverse Gibson publicity). The March 23 date happens to be the second weekend of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, so we imagine Summit isn't hoping to hit a lot of older men.

There's also a possible play at the Berlin Film Festival, though no official word on that yet.

Still a lot of unanswered questions, like how much Gibson will promote the movie on U.S. television, which networks will pursue him and whether he'll try to do something Diane Sawyer-ish first. Either way, it's only about 14 weeks until Mel is back on the big screen.

-- Steven Zeitchik


 Photo: Mel Gibson in "The Beaver." Credit: Summit Entertainment

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Still sprinkling the hate and spin on tp aren't you? How nice.

I bet it really hurts to see that Mel will survive and succeed quiet nicely without you haters onboard.

:) See you at the movies.

Hate and spin? It's reality. No matter how talented he is, the fact remains Mel Gibson is very untalented at being a good human being who makes this world a better place. He's been very savvy at making money off people - lets see if he can do anything to right the wrongs that will dog him just like Woody Allen's wrongs have dogged him over the years.

At it again, Steve?

Why can't the media give us a break instead of cramming anti-Mel comments down our throats at every opportunity.

I have never read so many ignorant and judgmental media comments and commentators about a single celebrity before in my life. It is disgusting. Move on for Pete's sake! What is really going on here?

What's going on is that MG is a massive anti-semite who honestly, from the bottom of his heart, believes that the Jews killed Jesus. He is also an overall horrible person. That's all.


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