Mel Gibson has ended nearly seven years without an agent by signing on the dotted line with CAA.
The change comes on the heels of Gibson’s longtime manager Rick Nicitia shuttering his own agency to focus on his work as film producer, his new reps have confirmed.
The actor/director was rather publicly dumped by WWE in 2010 after a flurry of bad publicity that included a booze-fueled anti-Semitic tirade directed at Malibu police and the release of recordings of racist and misogynistic tirades against his ex-girlfriend.
For a while there, Gibson’s comments made him a Hollywood untouchable, and movies like “Edge of Darkness” and “The Beaver” underwhelmed at the box office.
But the passage of time has made a difference, and 2016’s “Hacksaw Ridge” saw a turn in his tide. However heavy the baggage that Gibson carried from a decade ago, his World War II battlefield-hero movie has drawn acclaim and helped bring him back into the mainstream.
“I’m proud to support an extraordinary producer who’s witnessing the comeback of his career,” producer Lauren Selig recently told TheWrap.