Gibson eyes ‘Sleight of Hand’

Sutherland and Depardieu already signed to star

Mel Gibson is in talks to join the cast of helmer Brad Mirman’s heist comedy “Sleight of Hand,” opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu and Thomas Jane.

Gibson flew into Cannes this week for the out-of-competition screening of “The Beaver.”

Giancarlo Giannini, Jon Lovitz and Johnny Hallyday are also set to join “Sleight of Hand,” about a bunch of bungling burglars in Paris who inadvertently steal a rare gold coin belonging to a gangster.

Richard Rionda del Castro is producing via his Hannibal Classics with Gilles Thompson from Acteurs, Auteurs, Associes. Patricia Eberle will exec produce. Production starts in July. Hannibal Classics is selling the pic.

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