Those of you who rely on the Oxford English Dictionary to ensure that the political insults you lob at your relatives are in fact the political insults that you intend to make may soon lose some of your love for the OED. Mel Gibson is set to star in The Professor and the Madman with Sean Penn.
Gibson, who acquired the film rights back to the Simon Winchester book back in 1998, is poised to star opposite Penn, who is in negotiations, in the true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary — a tale that delves into madness, genius and two obsessive men who changed the course of literary history.
What? They couldn’t find a role for Jeremy Renner, too? Why not make this a trifecta?
Gibson will not direct. He’s handed those duties off to his Apocalypto writer Farhad Safinia,
With this and Blood Father coming out soon, it looks like we’re actually going to let Mel Gibson crawl back out of his hole. Congratulations, America! We really are forgiving, aren’t we?
Zip it, Michael Richards. No one was talking to you. We let you do a Seinfeld reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm, cool your jets. GOD.