Yelchin, Lawrence join 'Beaver' cast

Mel Gibson-starring comedy written by Kyle Killen

Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence will play young lovers in "The Beaver," the new Mel Gibson starrer that Jodie Foster is directing for Anonymous Content and Summit Entertainment.

In the dark comedy written by Kyle Killen, Gibson stars as a depressed man who clings to a beaver hand puppet. Yelchin, who will play his son, recently appeared in "Star Trek" and "Terminator Salvation"; he's repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment.

Lawrence stars in Guillermo Arriaga's "The Burning Plain" and recently finished shooting Debra Granik's "Winter's Bones."

Repped by CAA, she picked up an outstanding performance award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 for Lori Petty's "Poker House."