Ever since a string of controversies began in 2006, Mel Gibson has kept a relatively low profile, only taking a handful of acting jobs and not directing since Apocalypto.
But now Gibson is returning to the director’s chair with Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn for Hacksaw Ridge, and the first photos from the film have debuted as cameras begin to roll in New South Wales, Australia.
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond T. Doss, an American conscientious objector and medic during World War II who went on to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in the line of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.
“While production has only just begun, there is already incredible camaraderie between the cast,” Gibson said in a statement. “Not only is Andrew perfect for the role of Desmond Doss, the entire cast are an incredible mix of experience, depth and exciting up-and-coming talent.”