Mel Gibson’s ‘The Beaver’ release put back

The film will now come out in May

Mel Gibson‘s comeback is on hold again – the release date for his new film The Beaver has been put back.

The film was previously scheduled to open in a limited number of cinemas on March 23, with a subsequent wider release on April 8. The film will now be released in America on May 6 and elsewhere on May 20.

The news marks the second time The Beaver‘s release date has been put back. It was originally set to come out last year, but got pushed back when Gibson was embroiled in a public dispute with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva following their break-up.

The film is directed by Jodie Foster and sees Gibson play a man with depression. It will premiere at the South By Southwest film festival in Austin next month.

Summit Entertainment switched the date to accommodate Foster, who will be shooting the Roman Polanski-directed God Of Carnage in Paris this spring.

The switch was first reported by the LA Times.