Mel Gibson, Shia LaBeouf Team Up for Dark Comedy 'Rothchild'
Mel Gibson will be very busy at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
A third movie starring Gibson will hit the Cannes market. "Rothchild" is a black comedy co-starring Shia LaBeouf from director Jon S. Baird ("Stan & Ollie").
The movie centers on Becket Rothchild (Shia LaBeouf), the son of a woman cast out from the wealthy Rothchild family for eloping with a jazz musician.
Now grown-up, the charismatic outcast devises a plan to take what he considers to be his birthright, but there are nine Rothchild family members who stand between him and the fortune, including his sinister grandfather (Gibson), his sinister grandfather. Becket works to infiltrate the weird and twisted lives of his super-rich kin including frat boys, hipster artists and reality TV stars.
Gibson's got two other movies entering the market at Cannes — the black holiday comedy "Fatman" and an action movie with Kate Bosworth titled "Force of Nature."