Mel Gibson Developing Film About Jewish Hero

Mel Gibson developing film about Jewish hero

Mel Gibson and Joe Ezsterhas will collaborate for an untitled drama about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, it was first reported late Thursday, and now, Jewish leaders are speaking out about what they feel is hypocrisy in having Gibson involved.

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  • After Mel Gibson-Joe Eszterhas spat, Hollywood Jews weigh in on ‘Judah Maccabee’
    Jay Sanderson, who spent 25 years as a TV and documentary producer in Hollywood before becoming president of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, said he didn’t believe that Gibson has been developing the film for a long time. “I would make a large ...
    04/23/2012 - 3:43 am | View Link
  • Mel Gibson Collaborator Claims Gibson Hates Jewish People
    Mel Gibson has had a major falling out with "Flashdance" and "Basic Instinct" screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, with whom he had been collaborating on a film about a Jewish warrior titled ... that he planned to continue developing the project, which he started ...
    04/12/2012 - 4:31 am | View Link
  • Mel Gibson film on Jewish Maccabee revolt shelved; Gibson and screenwriter exchange accusations
    has halted a controversial Mel Gibson film project about the Jewish Maccabee revolt in the 2nd Century ... "Contrary to your assertion that I was only developing Maccabees to burnish my tarnished reputation, I have been working on this project for over ...
    04/11/2012 - 7:43 pm | View Link
  • Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. developing Jewish hero epic
    Mel Gibson, the Oscar winner who has defended himself against accusations of anti-Semitism, is developing a film for ... possibility that he could act in the film. Maccabee, his four brothers and his father led the Jewish revolt against the Greek-Syrian ...
    09/9/2011 - 9:48 am | View Link
  • Irony alert: Mel Gibson to make Jewish hero movie
    Notorious for his anti-Semitic rants, Gibson is developing ... B.C. Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, who led the revolt against the Greco-Syrian empire, to the big screen. Gibson will produce — and possibly star in and direct — the film.
    09/9/2011 - 5:57 am | View Link
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  • Zach Galifianakis Breaks His Silence About Mel Gibson ...
    And appropriately, it's with a Jewish joke! At an awards ceremony last night, Zach Galifianakis, who was a pivotal figure in getting Mel Gibson bounced from The ...
    08/29/2015 - 2:36 am | View Website
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  • Braveheart (1995)
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