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Mel Gibson

I'm Making a Jewish Movie!

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

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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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61.

IA    

Bobo Frog: 37 minutes ago
That photo of Mel is scary....look at those crazy eyes! Giving me goosebumps. That is a creepy ass photo.
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You are "bobo" indeed (meaning idiot in my native language).


Where you see crazy eyes, I see beautiful hypnotic eyes. Guess we each see what we want. In one thing we agree: looking at his handsome face does give me the goosebumps, for a different reason though. ;-P (Hey! I'm not dead yet...)


Fuddy, you make a good point about all the interest from the studios now when there was none for TPOTC.


Harvey, you reached quite low here, or, as someone mentioned here, is this one of Mike's kaka?


Anyway, YOU GO MR. GIBSON!

956 days ago
62.

Jerome    

Good! Maybe now they will shut the hell up!

This movie is guaranteed an Oscar. Don't ask me how I know, I could be labeled an anti-semite if you do.

956 days ago
63.

LuvLeeRita    

TEAM MEL says... YES!!!!!!

956 days ago
64.

JUstin    

Don't Care what type of movie it is , As soon as word gets out that he's behind or as anything to do with the movie , the movie will FLOP just like all the movies he has done recently...This guy is absolutely clueless , and unless someone tells him to apologize first(and then pray it works) , this guy's career is done.

956 days ago
65.

Bobo Frog    

IA,....Mel, and any other man, will never satisfy your dry, crusty vagina because you're fat and ugly, and your wrinkled bosoms hang to your knees.

956 days ago
66.

Dan Frederiksen    

passion of the christ was not arguably anti jewish. what a load of ****. such bs however does make jews look bad.

the movie showed some particular jewish douches at the time. those who are offended by that make themselves douches by choice

956 days ago
67.

Nasious Cordova    

And here's the twist that Mel Gibson is holding back. In Mel's film, Judah will be revealed to be history's first child molesting serial killer, although there will be not a shred of historinal proof. When asked, Gibson will defend himself saying, "It's in a movie, so it has to be true!" Oh the wacky anti-semitic antics of Mel Gibson!

956 days ago
68.

Confused    

Trolls you are no longer on the payrll!!!!

956 days ago
69.

JUstin    

How about you face reality and deal with the fact a lot of people are offended by him..And they have been avoiding his movies like a Plague ..It doesn't matter what I think , he has offended a lot of folks out there..PERIOD..You watch , Put MEL in the Ad promo for a movie and watch the movie BOMB..Now, you go figure out what he has to do..

956 days ago
70.

NoBozo    

Alcoholic guilt.
Mel, we know what you think about Jews.
You're not forgiven for anything.
You have no absolution, No good act of contrition. No hail mary's and our father's are going
to save your hung over soul.

956 days ago
71.

B    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

956 days ago
72.

JUstin    

Fan Bunny: 9 minutes ago

"a lot of people'?? Really? What are you smokin' dude? CU that sure isn't the truth. A look aorund the world at different forums in different languages proves that. He is and always will be a HUGE star, a HUGE draw.


Look at you: you find it necessary to come in here and trash him? Why? Cuz he's a HUGE star! Hello! You just happen to be on of those that can't/won't think and can't/won't read. A very small minority dude, very mall.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Does the total FLOP movie " BEAVER " come to mind ..You are delusional my friend ..You watch , when the movie gets done , the studio will go out of their way to hide the fact MEL Gibson is behind it..

956 days ago
73.

ChloeMarie    

shoulda quit the cigs and booze a long time ago...

956 days ago
74.

JUstin    

Am not even trashing MEL , am just stating the fact..A lot of folks are avoiding his movies..PERIOD ...

956 days ago
75.

fuddyduddy    

For all of the naysayers, take notice -- Mel is still a viable actor, producer, director in Hollywood. Warner Brothers wants him and so did other studios that lined up on this project. The reason Warner Brothers was quick to jump in is because they lost a lot of money when Mel did "The Passion of The Christ." Mel made lots of money, other studios didn't and they have been kicking themselves ever since. This film will do extremely well worldwide because of the subject matter. Warmer Brothers doesn't want to miss out again.


So I ask one more time -- WHO SAID MEL WAS FINISHED IN HOLLYWOOD?

956 days ago
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