By Kate Ward
Updated December 02, 2010 at 10:59 PM EST

Image Credit: Ron Asadorian/SplashSo The Beaver will take a bite at the box office after all. The Mel Gibson comedy will be released in theaters in spring 2011, Summit Entertainment confirmed to EW. The project, directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster, was set to be released this year, but was shelved in the wake of accusations of abuse against Gibson by ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. A trailer for the film, centered on a man who talks to a beaver puppet affixed to his hand, will air Friday on Entertainment Tonight. Now the only question is whether or not audiences will eat up the film, regardless of the real-life Gibson drama.

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