Mel Gibson Signs With APA

Mel Gibson attends The Art Of Elysium's 12th Annual Celebration- Getty-H 2020
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The actor, producer and director had been repped by CAA.

Mel Gibson has found new representation.

The actor, producer and director has signed with APA agency, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Gibson had previously been repped by CAA, signing with the major talent firm in 2017.

The actor's new holiday comedy, Fatman, in which he portrays a rowdy Santa Claus, was picked up for the U.S. by Saban Films on Sept. 9, with release plans not yet disclosed.

Gibson made headlines in late June after Winona Ryder gave an interview to the U.K.'s Sunday Times claiming that the actor had made an anti-Semitic remark to her at a party in the mid-'90s. (Gibson's reps denied the claim.)

The APA signing arrives just over a decade after WME dropped Gibson as a client several years after his 2006 arrest for drunk driving, in which the actor made anti-Semitic remarks to an officer.

Gibson's upcoming projects include Joe Carnahan's Boss Level and Tim Kirkby's Last Looks, which do not yet have U.S. release dates. He is also set to reteam with Carnahan for actioner Leo From Toledo.

As a director, Gibson's last feature was 2016's World War II film Hacksaw Ridge, which grossed $180 million and nabbed six Oscar nominations. His most recent starring role was in Lionsgate thriller Force of Nature, which arrived on-demand on June 30.