Mel Gibson's new film trailer is in danger of being overshadowed by recordings that have been released of a foul-mouthed rant at his home in Costa Rica.
The audio file, first released by thewrap.com, was recorded by the son of disgruntled screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who has been engaged in a high-profile war of words with the star over claims of anti-semitism.
The audio clip can be heard below:
In the clip, a demented Gibson can be heard screaming at Eszterhas for taking too long to bring him a first draft of a script for The Maccabees, a film project the pair were working on.
At one point he bellows "Who wants to eat? Who the f**ck wants to eat? Hooray!" before shouting more swear words.
Gibson is attempting to re-engage with the film-going public, who have been alienated by his erratic behaviour following his arrest for drink driving in 2006.
His new film, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, sees him return to his action roots as a character called Driver, who travels to Mexico and fights for survival against the police and rival criminals. The film will go straight to DVD in the US with the title Get the Gringo.
Robert Downey Jr, who struggled with alcoholism and said Gibson supported him, asked the public to forgive Gibson his "trespasses" while receiving an American Cinemateque award in October 2011.
How I Spent My Summer Vacation is released on 11 May.