The Beaver (2011) Poster



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Before Summit Entertainment settled for a release date in Spring 2011, this film had been shelved due to Mel Gibson allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
Jodie Foster approached originally Kristen Stewart for the role of Norah, remembering their experience in Panic Room (2002), but the actress was committed to the Twilight franchise.
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell were previously attached to play the lead character.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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Jodie Foster's first film as director shot in 2.35.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Jodie Foster says on the DVD commentary that a lot of the studios that passed on the project did it because she refused to change the ending, in which Walter loses his hand. If she had changed it, they would've agreed to finance the movie.

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