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EW Staff
April 29, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

(FROM VARIETY) ? Mel Gibson is starring in Edge of Darkness, his first leading feature role since 2002. The project is a movie adaptation of the six-hour 1985 BBC miniseries about a straitlaced police investigator (Gibson) who investigates his daughter’s murder and uncovers systemic corruption that led to her death. The film will be directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), who also directed the miniseries. William Monahan wrote the script, and Graham King is producing through GK Films. Monahan and King previously worked together for The Departed. Production on Edge is scheduled to start in August. This is Gibson’s first lead in a movie since 2002’s Signs and We Were Soldiers. He has since directed 2004’s Passion of the Christ and 2006’s Apocalyptico. Gibson has kept a relatively low profile since he made anti-Semitic remarks during a DUI arrest in 2006. (Variety)

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