After much delay and many casting changes, the new Natalie Portman western finally has obtained a release date. Jane Got a Gun is slated for release on August 29, 2014. The film is being distributed by Relativity Media.
Natalie Portman is one of the only cast members that stuck around from the beginning. Lynne Ramsay was initially hired to direct the film, but she unexpectedly walked out on the project the day filming was set to begin. Gavin O'Conner replaced her in the director's chair.
Along with Ramsay exiting, we also had problems keeping an actor in place for the male roles. Initially the role of Portman's ex-lover was set to be played by Michael Fassbender and the role of the villain was to be played by Joel Edgerton. Fassbender unexpectedly dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with X-Men: Days of Future Past, so Edgerton switched roles and Jude Law was cast as the villain. After Lynne Ramsay dropped out it was announced that Jude Law dropped out, too. After Law dropped, Bradley Cooper stepped in to fill the void of the villain role but it didn't last long. Cooper dropped out of the project shortly after the announcement due to scheduling conflicts with American Hustle. Cooper was replaced with Ewan McGregor and was finally the actor to stick to the role.
Jane Got a Gun follows Jane (Portman), a woman who seeks an ex-lover (McGregor) to help save her outlaw husband (Roland Emmerich) from a gang out to kill him.
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