Mel Gibson, Joe Eszterhas doing film on Jewish hero Maccabee

Bravo for Mel Gibson and Joe Eszterhas! This news broke on September 8, the day Catholics celebrate the Saint Mary’s birthday, the Blessed and Jewish Mother of Christ. Gibson and Eszterhas are Catholic…

SHOCKER! Mel Gibson And Joe Eszterhas To Collaborate On Film Telling Jewish Hero Judah Maccabee Story For Warner Bros

By MIKE FLEMING | Thursday September 8, 2011 @ 7:36pm EDT

Mel Gibson Judah Maccabee Movie

EXCLUSIVE: It’s a project that will have everybody in Hollywood and beyond talking. I’ve learned that Warner Bros has set up an untitled drama that teams Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas on the telling of the heroic story of Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee. Eszterhas will write the script, and I understand that Gibson will collaborate with him. Joe Eszterhas Judah Maccabee MovieMaccabee teamed with his father and four brothers to lead the Jewish revolt against the Greek-Syrian armies that had conquered Judea in the second century B.C. Gibson has the first option to direct but will definitely produce the film through his Icon Productions banner. It’s understandable why Warner Bros would want to be back in business with Gibson, who was once a high-profile fixture there and who made a fortune for that studio with the Lethal Weapon series and other films.

Read full Deadline New York story here: http://www.deadline.com/2011/09/shocker-mel-gibson-and-joe-eszterhas-to-tell-iconic-jewish-hero-judah-maccabee-story-for-warner-bros/

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