Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Holocaust Denier and Noted Racist Mel Gibson to Star in TV Version of “John Wick” for LionsGate-Starz


Noted Holocaust denier, racist, and misogynist Mel Gibson has a role in the TV mini series prequel for “John Wick.” Apparently the producers couldn’t get NFL coach Jon Gruden.

LionsGate and Starz channel will make the series, called “The Continential,” derived from the Keanu Reeves movies. Deadline says Gibson will play a character named Cormac. (Author Cormac McCarthy is consulting lawyers, I’ll bet.)

Gibson is so much of an outcast in legit Hollywood he’s actually been making D movies directed by his baby mama, Rosalind Ross, who’s 30 years his junior.  He’s also just announced yet another straight to video shlock fest featuring Bruce Willis, who will be used as a lure for foreign sales agents even though he’s in these movies for five minutes and has little dialogue.

I’m surprised that LionsGate is touting Gibson. Starz is like the Dollar Store of streaming and programming, no one watches it or knows what’s on there. OJ Simpson could have a series there and get away with it.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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