Jodie Foster helming and starring with Mel Gibson

Summit Entertainment is in advanced talks to acquire world rights to “The Beaver,” with Mel Gibson starring for director Jodie Foster.

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.”

Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Keith Redmon are producers on the film.

Project is currently in rehearsals, with shooting slated for late September in New York.

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