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The Beaver
Directed by Jodie Foster
Produced by Steve Golin
Keith Redmon
Written by Kyle Killen
Starring Mel Gibson
Jodie Foster
Anton Yelchin
Studio Anonymous Content
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Release date(s) 2010
Country United States
Language English

The Beaver is an upcoming dark comedy based on an original script by neophyte screenwriter Kyle Killen. The film is directed by Jodie Foster and stars Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, and Foster. The Beaver follows a depressed CEO of a toy company (Mel Gibson) who dons a beaver handpuppet to better communicate with his wife (Jodie Foster) and his two sons (Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart). The script by Killen topped the 2008 Blacklist, a ranking of the best unproduced screenplays.[1]

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Plot

A clinically depressed man finds solace through a beaver hand puppet.[citation needed]

Cast

  • Mel Gibson plays Walter Black, the CEO of a toy company.[2]
  • Jodie Foster plays Meredith Black, the wife of Walter.
  • Anton Yelchin as Porter Black, the teenage son of Walter and Meredith who lobbies his mother to get a divorce.
  • Riley Thomas Stewart as Henry Black, the younger son of Walter and Meredith
  • Jennifer Lawrence plays Porter's girlfriend.[3]
  • Cherry Jones plays TBA

Production

The Beaver was filmed in Westchester County, New York and New York City.[citation needed] A portion of the movie was filmed at White Plains High School in White Plains, New York.[citation needed] Filming was completed in November 2009. Before Gibson was hired, Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey were both signed on to star at different stages of production.[4]

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