10/30/2007 AT 11:15 AM ET
Mel Gibson, who has been out of the public eye for most of the year, turned out for the L.A. premiere of American Gangster on Monday night, curious to see a movie made by three of his friends – Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott.
“These three big players here … they’re all friends of mine,” Gibson told Extra. “I’m an admirer of their work individually. I just want to see what they can cook up together, you know.”
Gibson, 51, whose last directorial effort was 2006’s Apocalypto, said he could see himself working with all three in future. “Maybe I’d like to direct [a movie] with all of them in it, including Ridley,” he said.
– Tim Nudd