Release of Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' Postponed, Again

February 08, 2011 09:35:52 GMT

The movie directed by Jodie Foster had once been shelved due to his domestic violence case and this time it's set to hit theaters on May 6.


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The release of Mel Gibson's new film "The Beaver" has been postponed by six weeks. The drama was previously scheduled to open in a limited number of theaters on March 23, with a subsequent wider release on April 8.

But on Monday, February 7, Summit Entertainment executives announced plans to push back the release date - the film will now come out in the U.S. on May 6 and expand on May 20.

It's the latest bump in the road for Gibson's offering, in which he plays a man with depression - the picture was first put on hold when the actor hit the headlines last year amid reports of a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

"The Beaver", directed by Jodie Foster, will premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Texas next month.


 




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