Looks like Mel Gibson has something new to rant and curse about.
The screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has written “Heaven and Mel,” an eBook recounting in colorful detail his relationship with Mel Gibson that Amazon will be released on June 6.
“I can’t remember ever reading a more haunting, nuanced portrait of a Hollywood superstar in decline,” Dave Blum, editor of Kindle Singles, told The Wrap exclusively. “This is an eyewitness account by a gifted storyteller of a man of faith at war with his demons. In the end, the demons win.”
Amazon contacted Eszterhas after he released to The Wrap a tape of Gibson ranting violently during a dinner at his home in Costa Rica.
“On a human level it’s a great story, and it can’t be told in a nine-page letter,” Eszterhas told TheWrap. “Much of it is amusing, some of it is very serious and has to do with anti-Semitism and questions of values. But mostly it’s just very human. I view it as a terrific tale.”
A spokesman for Mel Gibson could not immediately be reached for comment.
“Heaven and Mel” is part of Amazon’s “Kindle Single” program, which allows for publication of short books on an accelerated schedule. It will cost $2.99.