Director Jodie Foster found her latest drama The Beaver in release limbo after star Mel Gibson fell into a bit of controversy. Today, Summit Entertainment released a new photo from the upcoming movie along with the news that The Beaver will finally see its debut in the spring of 2011. A trailer for The Beaver will be released tomorrow on Entertainment Tonight, followed by a launch on iTunes. Until then, you can get your first taste of Mel Gibson and his hand-puppet in The Beaver photo below:

Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson

Two-time Academy Award® winner Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with two-time Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson in The Beaver - an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life.

Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track...until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

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