'The Beaver,' in which Mel Gibson plays a man who attempts to break out of his lethargy by communicating with the world via a beaver puppet, may seem like an odd comeback vehicle for the actor. On the other hand, given the amount of buzz the movie -- directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster -- has been generating, it could be exactly what Gibson needs to resurrect his career.

And now, the first official trailer for the film has just hit the web -- and it's a doozy, as they say. Check it out after the jump.