Yesterday, we reported on the first official image and synopsis for Jodie Foster’s upcoming film, The Beaver. Now, Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer for the film, which stars Mel Gibson as a man who starts to treat a beaver hand puppet as a living creature after he begins to suffer from depression. The film has been the center of a lot of debate due to Gibson’s recent behavior. A lot of people have been wondering if Summit would bench the film even longer, or if they’d release it as is. But with Summit setting a spring 2011 release date, it looks like we’ll all get to see Gibson’s latest quite soon. Of course the big question is, will Gibson’s controversial antics cause moviegoers to avoid his movies, or will they forgive and forget?
The Beaver also stars Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone). You can watch the trailer and read a plot synopsis for the film after the jump.
You can watch the trailer in HD over at Apple.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Beaver. You can read a more spoiler filled synopsis here.
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.