Cue the theme from Jaws

other jawsposter photo 01 mdAttention all reporters who cover God and Hollywood, although not in that order. Click here and set your watches. Two words: Mel Gibson.

OK, add a third word: Interview.

He ... is making progress with his criminal and personal healing: participating in a recovery program, attending court-ordered alcohol-rehabilitation classes and meeting privately with Jewish leaders to understand the source of his "vicious words."

And Gibson's new film, "Apocalypto," will be released by Disney on Dec. 8. He spoke with Diane Sawyer somewhere in Southern California recently for a two-part TV interview scheduled to air on Disney-owned ABC's "Good Morning America" on Oct. 12 and 13. This is the first time Gibson has talked to the media since his arrest.

The interview "will be a segment in the show," said ABC news spokeswoman Bridgette Maney. "It's not going to be the entire 'Good Morning America' that day."

As for what to expect during the discussion, Gibson's publicist, Alan Nierob, said, "We'll have to wait and see."

You betcha.

I, of course, still want to know if she will dare ask him how all of this controversy has (a) affected his Catholic faith and (b) what he has done to surround himself with the kind of sacramental safety net that he used during The Passion of the Christ.

So what do you think are the odds?

Will she dare to ask him: Have you been to confession? Once a week, perhaps?

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