At SXSW this year everyone expected Mel Gibson’s new movie to be pretty poor but it turned out to be one of the best movies I saw at the conference. The Beaver is directed by Jodie Foster who also stars in the movie alongside Gibson, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the story of a depressed man (Gibson) who finds comfort through a stuffed hand puppet, ‘The Beaver’.
If you missed our review of the film you can check it out here.
Icon have just emailed us to let us know that the movie is set for release on 17th June and I urge you to go and see it as it’s one of the best films you’ll see this year.
The beaver will be released in the UK 17th June.
Directed by Jodie Foster
Two-time Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson in The Beaver – an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life.
Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track…until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
Also starring Anton Yelchin, Academy Award® Nominee Jennifer Lawrence, Cherry Jones
Written by Kyle Killen
Produced by Steve Golin, Keith Redmon, Ann Ruark. Executive Producers Jeff Skoll, Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Paul Green, Jonathan King
THE BEAVER will open in cinemas across the UK Friday 17th June 2011
Certificate & running time TBC