Summit Entertainment is in advanced talks to acquire world rights to The Beaver, with Mel Gibson starring for director Jodie Foster, reports Variety.
The dark comedy, written by Kyle Killen, centers on a depressed man who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet. In addition to helming, Foster will play the role of the man’s wife.
Foster boarded the project and brought it to Gibson, with whom she co-starred in 1994’s Maverick.
Shooting starts in late September in New York.