Summit Entertainment has pushed back the release date for The Beaver, starring Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson, from a limited run March 23 to May 6, before opening wide May 20.
The Beaver to open May 6
According to Variety, Summit had firmed the film's previous spring date in December, after delaying it because of controversy surrounding Mel Gibson.
The film centers on a depressed man (Mel Gibson) who uses a beaver hand puppet as therapy.
The Beaver will world premiere at the South by Southwest fest on March 16.
The Beaver was released May 6th, 2011 and stars Mel Gibson, Cherry Jones, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Riley Thomas Stewart, Zachary Booth, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeff Corbett. The film is directed by Jodie Foster.