Mel Gibson Ends Six-Year Movie Absence
Mel Gibson by Victor Chavez/ WireImage.com
will star in
Edge of Darkness
as a police investigator trying to solve the murder of his daughter.
The film is based on a 1985 BBC miniseries.
directed the series and is calling the shots on the movie as well.
This is Gibson's first starring role since
We Were Soldiers
, both of which were released in 2002.