|Directed by||Jodie Foster|
|Produced by||Steve Golin
|Written by||Kyle Killen|
|Distributed by||Summit Entertainment|
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.
A clinically depressed man finds solace through a beaver hand puppet.
The Beaver was filmed in Westchester County, New York and New York City. A portion of the movie was filmed at White Plains High School in White Plains, New York. 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.