The production woes on Jane Got A Gun continue today. Already delayed numerous times, the production was set back last week when Michael Fassbender dropped out. Things were sorted out though and everything looked to get going until director Lynne Ramsay exited on the first day of shooting. The reason for her exit isn’t clear just yet but rumours are pointing to creative differences and a clash with producer Scott Steindorff. Now, more bad news has emerged, though its offset by something a bit more positive.
Firstly, Gavin O’Connor has come on board to replace Ramsay and will start shooting on Thursday. Now for the bad news. Jude Law, who came on board when Fassbender left, has also pulled out of the project since he was only going to do the film because of Ramsay’s involvement.
There’s no word on a replacement yet for Law but we should hear more on that front shortly. As for the film’s other stars, Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton, you can expect them both to stay as Portman is a producer and Edgerton has a good working relationship with O’Connor as the two worked together on Warrior.
For those unfamiliar with the plot of Jane Got A Gun, check it out below:
Natalie Portman plays the title character, a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullets. Convinced his gang will return to finish him off and destroy her farm, the woman turns to an ex-lover she hasn’t seen in a decade to help her defend the farm.
Right now things aren’t looking to hot for the film and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see even more delays in the coming weeks. This project seems plagued and though I am looking forward to seeing it and think it sounds quite promising, maybe it’s time to pull the plug?
What do you think? Is Jane Got A Gun doomed? Will it ever get made? Let us know in the comments below.