Is Mel Gibson the ‘Cold Warrior’?

Interesting movie news here. It seems as though Mel Gibson may be through with his industry penance for lashing out at Jewish people in a drunken stupor back in 2006. Gibson is currently being considered to lead Cold Warrior, which would be his first industry film in quite a while.

From Variety:

Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Universal Pictures’ spy thriller “Cold Warrior.”

Project reunites Gibson with “Lethal Weapon” scribe Shane Black, who is helming.

Based on a script by Chuck Mondry, pic centers on a spy from the Cold War era who comes out of retirement to team with a younger agent from the new school to confront a domestic terrorism threat orchestrated by Russia.

Read the entire article here.

If Gibson gets the part then good for him. What interests me most is that Shane Black is directing. I haven’t read as many screenplays as I’d like to, but I do enjoy what I’ve read from Black — even if his little asides are frowned upon by screenwriting gurus. He isn’t writing this time around, but I also enjoyed Black’s Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. I’m sure Cold Warrior will be enjoyable regardless of who they get to lead.