Chicago Closeup: Jodie Foster's 'The Beaver'

May 3, 2011 2:35:58 PM PDT
Jodie Foster teams up with Mel Gibson for her provocative new movie "The Beaver" about a man fighting for his sanity and survival.

On this Chicago Closeup, ABC7's Janet Davies talks to the director-actress about taking a chance with a tough topic and a controversial leading man.

Jodie Foster has two Oscars. So does Mel Gibson. That star power and talent combine to tell a story involving a talking puppet...and it's not a comedy!

Foster was in Chicago recently and talked about a film that could redeem Gibson's career.

"The Beaver" opens Friday.