Summit Entertainment is looking into picking up The Beaver, which stars Mel Gibson for director Jodie Foster, according to Variety.

The dark comedy, written by Kyle Killen, centers on a depressed man who finds solace in wearing a beaver hand-puppet. In addition to directing, Foster will play the role of the man's wife.

Foster boarded the project and brought it to Gibson, with whom she co-starred in 1994's Maverick.

Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Keith Redmon are producers on the film.

Project is currently in rehearsals, with shooting slated for late September in New York.

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