Who says Mel Gibson has become toxic and no one wants to touch him? SXSW certainly doesn’t think so, because they’ve programmed Gibson’s “The Beaver” to make its world premiere at the fest on March 16. Joining “The Beaver” will be five other films:
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (World Premiere) Director: Rodman Flender
The Innkeepers (World Premiere) Director: Ti West. Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
It’s About You (World Premiere) Directors: Kurt & Ian Markus
Paul (North American Premiere) Director: Greg Mottola. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, John Carroll Lynch, Sigourney Weaver and Seth Rogen.
Square Grouper (World Premiere) Director: Billy Corben
SXSW is expected to announce the rest of its 2011 film slate by early February.