Mel Gibson’s Judah Maccabee movie project draws ire of Jewish group

Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas are teaming up to develop a movie about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee. The film has drawn protest from a Jewish activist group. The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement protesting Gibson’s involvement, saying he “has no respect and sensitivity for other people”s religious views.”

Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas are teaming up to develop a movie about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee. The film has drawn protest from a Jewish activist group. The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement protesting Gibson’s involvement, saying he “has no respect and sensitivity for other people”s religious views.” Gibson comes under attack after he made anti-Semitic comments following a 2006 DUI arrest. Gibson also stated in 2004 that his movie “The Passion of the Christ” was “marred” by stereotypical depictions of Jews. contact Leeds, Morelli and Brown, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.