Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence will play young lovers in The Beaver, a dark comedy starring Mel Gibson and directed by Jodie Foster.

In the Anonymous Content/Summit Entertainment film 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. Lawrence stars in Guillermo Arriaga's The Burning Plain and recently finished shooting Debra Granik's Winter's Bones. She picked up an outstanding performance award at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2008 for Lori Petty's Poker House.