Mel Gibson is reportedly set to make his acting comeback - in a film directed by his MAVERICK co-star Jodie Foster.
The Hollywood actor has shunned movie roles in the last few years, preferring instead to focus on his work as a director.
But Gibson is reportedly eyeing a return to a leading role with his pal Foster, who has signed up to helm The Beaver, about a depressed man who finds solace in a hand-puppet, according to Variety.com.
Funnyman Jim Carrey was previously rumoured to be in the running to star in the film.
It will mark Foster's third outing as a director after 1991's Little Man Tate and Home for the Holidays in 1995.