Jodie Foster sets her sights on “The Beaver”


True story, swear to god. Jodie Foster is directing a film called The Beaver.

Let’s all take a few moments to indulge our inner 12-year-olds. It’s OK. If any normal, red-blooded lesbian tells you her mind didn’t go down to, um, the gutter when she read about this, she’s lying.


Reuters reports that Foster is negotiating to direct and costar in The Beaver, an offbeat film about a depressed toy manufacturer who wears a beaver puppet on his hand — and treats it like a real person. Mel Gibson will play the beaver-handed man, Walter Black. This will be the first time Gibson and Foster, who will play Walter’s wife, have costarred since Maverick.

The Beaver sounds like a pretty interesting film, actually. The script was at the top of the 2008 “Black List” of the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood and both Steve Carell and Jim Carrey expressed interest in playing Walter. And Foster and Gibson have been good friends for years — Foster was quick to defend Gibson when he made alleged anti-Semitic comments a few years ago. Although I am always hard-pressed to watch a role in which Jodie has the hots for a man, she and Mel always seem to have fun together.

This will be Foster’s first directing gig since 1995’s Home for the Holidays and she’s notoriously picky about her projects. So, I’m looking forward to seeing The Beaver. And for now, I’m going to quit trying not to giggle.

Does The Beaver sound like something you’ll get into? Give us your thoughts in the comments. And try to keep it clean, ladies.

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