Jodie Foster’s latest directorial project The Beaver has been hanging in limbo over the past year due to the personal scandal that’s surrounded its star Mel Gibson. Even though Summit Entertainment released the first trailer a week ago, a theatrical release was still unconfirmed but today we’ve learned that they’ve finally nailed down a date.

The Beaver will open in limited released on March 23, 2011 and wide on April 8, 2011. This is definitely a risky bet for Summit because they could have just left this film on the shelf to rot. They’re actually giving the people an opportunity to see if they like it. If it does well that first week, they’ll expand, if not they’ll probably act like it never happened.

The Beaver is 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 (Gibson) 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.

Are you excited that The Beaver will finally hit theaters? Are you interested in seeing the movie?
Source: Coming Soon