One of the more troubled productions in recent film history is that of the new western Jane Got a Gun. The film’s original director, Lynne Ramsay, who quit only a few days into the shoot, has now spoken out against the allegations being levelled against her in a lawsuit filed by the producers.
While the statement doesn’t give us much to go on, it is the first that we’ve heard from her camp since she left the production earlier this year.
Lynne Ramsay has not been served with this lawsuit and, when she is, she will respond in court and not in the media. That said, the allegations as recently reported are simply false. Lynne looks forward to presenting the truth about this situation in the proper forum.
Jane Got a Gun has been a revolving door of talent ever since, with Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, and Jude Law all having entered and exited the production. Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) stepped in as director when Ramsay left and the film, which now stars Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro, is in post-production for a release sometime next year.
For those unfamiliar with the film, it follows a woman who “asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.” Sounds promising and I’m hoping that they were able to pull this one together because I do think that it could turn out to be an exciting entry into what has been in recent years a bit of a weak genre.
Tell us, do you still have high hopes for Jane Got a Gun? Do you think it can pull through all of its production troubles?