Gibson to Return to Big Screen

Will play a good cop in Edge of Darkness
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2008 12:17 PM CDT
Mel Gibson is back.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)
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(Newser) – Hollywood honchos said he’d never work in this town again, but Mel Gibson has managed to land his first role since his drunken anti-Semitic antics 2 years ago, Variety reports. Oddly enough, the actor, who's still on probation imposed following the July 2006 DUI incident, will play a police investigator.

Gibson, who said while in police custody that Jews were “responsible for all the wars in the world,” will star in the thriller Edge of Darkness, based on a 1985 BBC miniseries. It's his first leading role since Signs and We Were Soldiers in 2002.