Sep 13 2009

Anton Yelchin appeared in two of this summer’s most anticipated films Star Trek and Terminator Salvation. After co-starring in such massive franchise hits, what’s a young actor to do? According to Empire, Yelchin has signed on for a role in Oscar winner Jodie Foster’s upcoming feature, The Beaver. The project will have Foster pulling double duty as both a director and a co-star.

The Beaver is a black comedy that centers on a man on the brink of a nervous breakdown, who only relates to other people via a beaver hand puppet. Mel Gibson will play the mentally disturbed character in question, Jodie Foster will star as his wife, and Yelchin will portray their frustrated son. For the majority of the film, Yelchin will urge his mother to file for divorce from his father.

Beaver will reunite Foster and Gibson who previously worked together in the mid-nineties on the western Maverick. It would be easy to call this film’s premise dumb or outlandish, but as a fan of Lars and the Real Girl I don’t have room for judgment. Let’s stay tuned and see where this film and it’s expanding cast will take us.

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