In this drama, directed by Jodie Foster, Gibson plays Walter Black. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can’t seem to get himself back on track until a beaver hand-puppet enters his life. Co-starring: Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Foster:
He’s an amazingly talented person. We all know the strength he shows on the screen. He’s also witty. He can be funny and charming. I knew he would bring an affability to the role of Walter. He’s a soulful, interesting guy who knows a lot about struggle. And he’s very articulate about that and is interested in all the things Walter is interested in. Transformation. Change. The relationship with his son.