This week, in an undisclosed city somewhere in New York State, beloved actor Mel Gibson is running amok with a beaver puppet on his hand, ostensibly in the service of The Beaver, the Jodie Foster–directed movie he's currently shooting based on the Black List–topping screenplay by Kyle Killen. When we first heard he would replace Steve Carell in the coveted role of Walter Black, a depressed toy-company CEO who communicates with the world through a hand puppet — which, as the script says, speaks in a "a crisp English accent" — we had our reservations. But after seeing these amazing photos from yesterday's shoot, we're looking forward to hearing that Beaver accept an Oscar.
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