Mel Gibson has signed up to star in the Jodie Foster directed 'The Beaver'.
Gibson will take on the role of a depressed man who wears a beaver puppet on his hand believing it to be real. Foster will also star in the film as the man's wife.
Steve Carell and Jim Carrey had previously been touted for the lead role. Kyle Killen's Beaver was named the top script in last year's Blacklist, a list compiled by Hollywood agents, executives and producers to find the best screenplay of the year.