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Mel Gibson, 62, cuts a scruffy figure in Sydney

He’s scouting locations and preparing to film World War II drama, Destroyer, in Australia.

And on Friday, Mel Gibson was pictured arriving at Sydney Airport.

The 62-year-old drew attention to a bushy beard and a baggy ensemble.

Down Under: Mel Gibson, 62, sported a bushy beard and a baggy ensemble, as he jetted into Sydney on Friday to scout locations for World War II film, Destroyer

Mel layered up for Sydney’s winter weather in an untucked white dress shirt and well-worn indigo jeans.

The filmmaker kept light on his feet with black trainers and accessorised further with an oversized blue bomber jacket and black sunglasses.

An airport crew member was pictured wheeling Mel’s luggage out of the airport terminal, with the actor only carrying a weekender bag. 

Attire: Mel layered up for Sydney's winter weather in an untucked white dress shirt and well-worn indigo jeans 

Attire: Mel layered up for Sydney’s winter weather in an untucked white dress shirt and well-worn indigo jeans 

Low-key: The filmmaker teamed the look with an oversized blue bomber jacket and black sunglasses 

Low-key: The filmmaker teamed the look with an oversized blue bomber jacket and black sunglasses 

A representative for Mel told Daily Mail Australia on Friday that the director is ‘scouting locations and prepping for the World War II film’s production’.   

Mel will direct Hollywood Heavyweight Mark Wahlberg in the drama centering on the Battle of Okinawa which took place in 1945.

The film’s script has reportedly been penned by Rosalind Ross, who is Mel’s partner of four years and mother of his ninth child, one-year-old son, Lars.  

The big screen epic could follow in the footsteps of the Gibson-directed war drama Hacksaw Ridge, which won two Academy Awards.

On the lookout: A representative for Mel told Daily Mail Australia on Friday that the director is 'scouting locations and prepping for World War II film's production'

On the lookout: A representative for Mel told Daily Mail Australia on Friday that the director is ‘scouting locations and prepping for World War II film’s production’

Plot: Mel will direct the drama centering on the Battle of Okinawa which took place in 1945 

Plot: Mel will direct the drama centering on the Battle of Okinawa which took place in 1945 

Boogie Nights star Mark and Lethal Weapon leading man Mel are good mates, who worked together on the comedy Daddy’s Home 2 in 2017.

The Braveheart actor made a mystery trip to Australia earlier this year which was later revealed to be a location scouting tour.

Mel was seen in Brisbane where he met with Screen Queensland executives, as well as eyeing off filming locations around the Gold Coast and Woongoolba. 

The actor’s ties to Australia include him having moved to Australia at 12-years-old, and studying at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art. 

Highly-anticipated: The big screen epic could follow in the footsteps of the Gibson-directed war drama Hacksaw Ridge, which won two Academy Awards 

Highly-anticipated: The big screen epic could follow in the footsteps of the Gibson-directed war drama Hacksaw Ridge, which won two Academy Awards 

Ties: The actor's ties to Australia include him having moved to Australia at 12-years-old, and studying at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art 

Ties: The actor’s ties to Australia include him having moved to Australia at 12-years-old, and studying at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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