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article imageMel Gibson to direct motion picture in Mexican prison

By Andrew Moran     Dec 6, 2009 in Entertainment
The director of "The Passion of the Christ" and "Apocalypto," Mel Gibson, is reportedly going to direct a motion picture in a Veracruz, Mexico prison next year.
Mel Gibson, star of “Signs” and “Payback,” will be directing a film in a Mexican prison next year says the Governor of Veracruz in Mexico, according to the Associated Press. Governor Fidel Herrera has said the Ignacio Allende prison will be emptied in January. Gibson made the visit in April 2008.
Herrera said, “A grand production will be filmed there with our friend, the actor and producer Mel Gibson.” Gibson filmed the 2006 iconic Mayan-language film “Apocalypto” in Veracruz. He also donated $1 million to the region after huge storms damaged homes and businesses.
The Canadian Press notes that Herrera provided no other details on the nature of the film when he told reporters on Sunday.
Gibson will be returning in front of the silver screen in January when the film “Edge of Darkness” comes out, which is a crime thriller co-starring Danny Huston and Ray Winstone.
Producer of the motion picture, Graham King told Moviefone on Thursday, “He hasn't been in front of the camera for about six, seven years. I think he chose to take some time off from acting. He directed of course “Apocalypto,” which is amazing. I think he just took some time off. Lucky enough, I got a script that he was interested in."
“Edge of Darkness” is slated to be released in theaters on January 29.
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