Sunday, 6 November 2016

Mel Gibson joins spy action movie Every Other Weekend

Mel Gibson's (Braveheart) renaissance continues. After well received comebacks both behind and in front of the camera, Gibson is now attracting new projects left, right, and even in certain cases, centre. The actor is currently in talks to star in Every Other Weekend, a new action adventure film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

French filmmaker Benjamin Rocher (Goal Of The Dead), best known for work in his native France, is directing the film, from a script by Brandon Birtell and Curtis Birtell, which will see Gibson play an elderly CIA spy, who finds himself on a life threatening adventure during a trip to Paris with his family.

Filming is due to begin later in the year in France. There is no word on any other casting just yet.

Gibson is currently riding a wave of positive press, following years in relative wilderness. His first directorial effort in ten years, the war film Hacksaw Ridge, is generating plenty of awards buzz, and there have been good notices for his turn in action thriller Blood Father. He is currently filming period drama The Professor And The Madman. Could 2017 be the year the Academy welcome him back into their golden bosom? As always, watch this space.

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