The cinematic woes surrounding Jane Got A Gun have been an absolute nightmare, and it looks like things just got a little bit worse for the ailing Western production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has been shifted from its preliminary launch window, thereby pushing the Natalie Portman-led project from its rather tentative August 29, 2014 release date, to February 20, 2015 instead.
In truth, this can’t be good for the movie, because even if it does end up seeing the light of day, February is a near-guaranteed death trap, meaning it will likely lose a bunch of money and end up forgotten by the year’s end. Unless it’s really good, of course, in which case it may stand a decent chance of at least proving that it was worth all of the trouble it took to get it made.
Undoubtedly, those troubles have been difficult to keep up with, so here’s a brief recap of what has happened to date: After Michael Fassbender dropped out back in March of last year, director Lynn Ramsay left on the first day of shooting. Joel Edgerton was already cast as another character, but jumped over to Fassbender’s part.
Still with us? Thereafter Jude Law came in to take the role Edgerton had vacated, only to exit the film as well, because he only joined in order to work with Ramsay. Bradley Cooper was then brought in to replace him, but guess what? He left less than a month later and has since been replaced by Ewan McGreggor. Oh yeah, and then the producers sued Ramsay.
At the time of writing, however, the film stars Natalie Portman, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor, and Joel Edgerton, with Gavin O’Connor in the director’s chair. It tells the story of Jane Hammond, a nice girl married to a gang leader (Emmerich). When Bill turns against his own gang, led by the unruly John Bishop (McGregor) and is severely injured, Jane decides to seek retribution.
Tell us, are you still excited about Jane Got A Gun at this point? Or should Hollywood have put this Western out of its misery? Let us know in the comments below.