Gibson to star in a thriller

From Reuters

Mel Gibson, who has kept a low profile since his drunken anti-Semitic outburst in July 2006, is set to headline his first feature film since 2002, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

The actor, 52, has committed to play a police investigator in “Edge of Darkness,” a thriller based on a 1985 BBC miniseries, the trade publication said.

Gibson’s last starring roles in features were in 2002’s “Signs” and “We Were Soldiers.” He directed 2004’s “The Passion of the Christ” and 2006’s “Apocalypto.”