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Actor Mel Gibson cast to play ‘Rothchild’ patriarch in upcoming film

Yes, that would be the same Mel Gibson shut out of Hollywood for a time because of hateful language against Jews.

Mel Gibson. Credit: Made In Hollywood/Flickr.
Mel Gibson. Credit: Made In Hollywood/Flickr.

The actor Mel Gibson will be cast as patriarch Whitelaw Rothchild in an upcoming film titled the surname, referencing the prominent Jewish Rothschild dynasty.

That is the same inebriated Mel Gibson who once told an arresting officer, “F***ing Jews … the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?”

And the same Mel Gibson who was shut out of Hollywood for a time because of those words.

Shia LaBeouf, whose mother is Jewish, will co-star in “Rothchild.”

The comedy, “whose title puns on the wealthy Rothschild group, charts how charismatic outcast Becket Rothchild (LaBeouf) plots his way back into his family’s riches, setting himself on a collision course with patriarch Whitelaw Rothchild (Gibson). On the way, he must infiltrate the weird and twisted lives of his super-rich kin including frat boys, hipster artists and reality TV stars,” reported Deadline on Monday.

“’Rothchild’ is a satirical and thrilling ride, and I am elated to be working with a filmmaker like Jon Baird, who not only has an incredible track record of guiding award-winning performances, but is crafting this film to be an action packed cautionary tale on wealth and power,” producer Keith Kjarval told the outlet.

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