Stuart Ford’s IM Global will handle sales on Mel Gibson’s directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge. Deadline first broke news of Gibson’s return behind the camera in November. As Deadline also first reported, Andrew Garfield will take on the lead role in the true story of Desmond T Doss, the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The project is being led by producers Bill Mechanic (Coraline) through his Pandemonium banner and David Permut (Face Off), through Permut Presentations. Terry Benedict (The Death Of Reasonable Doubt) and Steve Longi (Youth In Revolt) are co-producers. Gregory Crosby is an associate producer. Walden Media has also been developing the project.