Mel Gibson in Talks for Sleight of Hand ?


Variety reports that Mel Gibson is in talks to join the cast of director Brad Mirman’s heist comedy Sleight of Hand.

The cast already includes Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Til Schweiger, Thomas Jane, Johnny Hallyday, Jon Lovitz, Eric Cantona, Jean Luc Couchard, Nora Arnezeder and Patrice Cols.

Sleight of Hand is about an international cast of small time crooks in Paris, who inadvertently end up possessing a rare gold coin belonging to a notorious French gangster. The leader of the crew calls his uncle (Depardieu), a retired criminal, to help them raise the money to repay the gangster. The series of mix-ups and double crosses culminate as the gangs are pit face to face, chasing through Paris.

Filming is scheduled to start in July.