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Mel Gibson

I'm Making a Jewish Movie!

9/9/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

File this under ironic and interesting ...  Mel Gibson is producing a movie that triumphs the Jewish struggle against tyranny ... a movie about the greatest Jewish hero of all time.

Mel's publicist Alan Nierob tells TMZ ... Mel is teaming up with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (right) -- who wrote the Jewish-themed movies "Betrayed" and "Music Box" -- to produce a movie about Judah Maccabee, the Jewish warrior who defeated the Greek-Syrian armies in the second century B.C.

Mel -- who famously directed the arguably anti-Jewish "Passion of the Christ" in 2004 -- has signed on with Warner Bros., which won out over several other studios that wanted the project.

Nierob says Gibson has been working on the Maccabee project for a decade, but now it's about to become real.

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Mel's talent would be better utilized on a movie about the USS Liberty

1079 days ago


too bad. he's a good actor. why such religious themed movie's? i hate religious stuff! especially when it's about jews, christianity and the islam. all bad. not the people just the believe in such things.

1079 days ago


I will be watching. Mel Gibson does have a way with movies.
Yeah yeah, people will say how can you support him after what he said blah blah blah, but to be honest I think Oksana was far, far worse than Mel. You can bet I'd be angry with her too if she was extorting me and I'd probably say alot of things in anger too. Noone knows how they will react to having to deal with a person like that until they are in that situation. To me she's the evil one and I think she did everything she could to try to bring him down all for $$$. I'm personally glad she failed and still think she should be in prison! It's a good thing Warner Bros. and others reconise Mel for the person he is. :D

1079 days ago

don juan    

how is passion of the chist anti jewish.

1079 days ago


Wow, what a coincidence! NOT!

His last movie went nowhwere.

It's so hard to look at him now, because he used to be so beautiful. He looks way too old for his age. Smoking and drinking will do that to you.

1079 days ago

Fat Mike    

That would be like Harvey making a film about anyone who's not Jewish or gay

1079 days ago

Fuck Celebrities    

Judah Maccabee?

Don't you mean the famous Jewish-Scottish bartender?

1079 days ago


what part will joe pecsi play?

1079 days ago

Fat Mike    

Apparently it's okay to hate someone who makes a few disparaging comments about Harvey's race, yet you'll get persecuted here for speaking out against the race who murdered Jesus

1079 days ago


Any Christian who doesn't think very, very highly of Jews, isn't thinking straight. There is something wrong. There is something seriously wrong. One half of the Christian bible is the Old Testament. Jesus was a Jew. All of the disciples were Jews. The Apostle Paul was a Jew. My goodness, what the hell. King David was the ultimate Jew. The father-ancestor of Jesus. What more do you need.

1079 days ago


Where's Frau Flock? They're letting Mel the Messenger get hammered! I mean, not hammered in the way that Mel is used to getting hammered....

Ira Black you don't count as flock. I get the sense your a male war reenactment junkie who's had a hard on for MM going back to his Braveheart days.

1079 days ago

Sonya in Tx    

Image rehabilitation FAIL.

1079 days ago


I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $60...0 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use

1079 days ago


He's an actor not a racist!!!!!!!!

1079 days ago


While this is a perfectly appropriate subject for a movie, he is a lousy person to do it. I would nominate Steven Spielberg to direct and produce.

1079 days ago
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