I'm starting to feel like Jane Got a Gun is the next Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So much bad keeps happening.
Bradley Cooper is the latest casualty of the upcoming (maybe) Western starring Natalie Portman. She seems to be the only cast member who has remained attached since the beginning. So far Michael Fassbender, Jude Law, director Lynne Ramsay, and now Bradley Cooper have all exited the project.
However, this time around Cooper was forced to drop due to scheduling issues. After the Boston bombing, American Hustle was delayed as filming was taking place in Boston. Due to the filming reschedule it clashed with Jane Got a Gun so Cooper couldn't be involved anymore. Cooper was set to play the lead villain in the film.
Now production is looking at a shortlist of actors which includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hiddleston, and Tobey Maguire. Cast members besides Portman who have remained involved are Joel Edgerton and Noah Emmerich. Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) is still set to direct if the film ever happens.