'Beaver' star teams on script despite anti-Semitic comments
the pagan statuary. Gibson, who most recently starred in Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver,” last directed “Apocalypto” in 2006. His next film, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” has had difficulty finding U.S. distribution in the wake of the actor’s troubles stemming from his split from ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Eszterhas has long been intrigued by Jewish themes, having written the ’80s films “Music Box” and “Betrayed” for director Costa-Gavras and producer Irwin Winkler. Gibson, who is currently without agency representation, is repped by Shanahan Management in Australia, while ICM and BMP rep Eszterhas.