French filmmaker Benjamin Rocher is looking to have Mel Gibson star in his upcoming action-adventure pic EVERY OTHER WEEKEND. The Academy Award-winning director is in talks to star in the film which is expected to start filming in France later this year.
The film has a multi-generational family-centric storyline that centers on a father who has his son convinced he’s a CIA spy with cool missions under his belt but he actually works in the agency’s IT department. However, on a father-son trip in Paris, the two find themselves in a life-threatening adventure in which secrets are spilled. The role Gibson is circling is the grandfather, who is actually a super spy.
Rocher will direct a script originally written by Brandon and Curtis Birtell with revisions by Davis Moreau and Tad Safran. Clement Miserez and Jean-Charles Levy are producing the feature alongside Peter Safran.
Gibson was recently seen in the crime thriller Blood Father and is getting awards buzz for directing Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield. He can be seen next in the drama The Professor and the Madman opposite Sean Penn.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer