Mel Gibson to film in Mexico

Governor says Veracruz prison to be emptied for production

VERACRUZ, Mexico -- A Mexican governor says Mel Gibson will make a movie at a prison in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz next year.

Veracruz Gov. Fidel Herrera says part of the Ignacio Allende prison will be emptied in January "because a grand production will be filmed there with our friend, the actor and producer Mel Gibson."

Gibson visited the prison in April 2008.

Herrera gave no details Sunday on the film. Gibson's publicist, Alan Nierob, could not be reached for comment.

Gibson filmed his 2006 Mayan-language movie "Apocalypto" in Veracruz. The actor-director donated $1 million to replace storm-damaged homes in Veracruz and in neighboring Chiapas state earlier this year.