Mel Gibson has signed up to play a police investigator in EDGE OF DARKNESS - his first feature film role since his arrest for drink driving in 2006.
The Braveheart star's last feature starring role was in 2002's Signs, but he has kept a low profile since hitting the headlines for using anti-Semitic language during a DUI arrest near his home in Malibu, California.
In the thriller, based on a 1985 BBC miniseries, Gibson, 42, will play a cop who uncovers corruption in the legal system while investigating the death of his activist daughter, reports Daily Variety.
Filming on the independently financed project, to be directed by Casino Royale filmmaker Martin Campbell, begins in Boston, Massachusetts in August (08).