Anton Yelchin, best known to Star Trek fans as Chekov in Star Trek XI, has been cast as Porter in The Beaver.
Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster will play Walter and Meredith Black, parents of Porter. Walter Black, a troubled father, husband and CEO of a failing toy company, finds comfort when he adopts a beaver hand puppet, using it to communicate, to the dismay of his son who wants his mother to divorce her dysfunctional husband.
Porter is an enterprising high school student who sells essay papers to fellow students as well as the occasional graduation speech. His love interest in the movie will be played by Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show).
Foster will be directing the film, which is currently in pre-production, as well as acting in it.