Remember when making a Western used to be a simple thing? Just ask Buck Jones.
Then there’s this.
The story surrounding the production of this Jane Got a Gun is one of those Hollywood horror stories.
The film was shot in early 2013, but will finally be released in February 2016, nearly 3 years after filming took place.
Was seeking a release date after the film was dropped by Relativity Media – but they dropped it …
Michael Fassbender was originally cast as Dan Frost but he left the project after clashing with director Lynne Ramsay. After Fassbender departed the project, filming was set to begin the next week but Ramsay dropped the project and didn’t arrive on the first day on set. Less than 25 hours later, Gavin O’Connor was hired to replace Ramsay and production was back on track.
Famed cinematographer Darius Khondji left the film in solidarity with Lynne Ramsay.
After Lynne Ramsay departed the project, Jude Law also left the project a day before shooting was scheduled to begin citing that ‘he signed on to work with Ramsay’.
Bradley Cooper was eventually tapped to replace Law. Then Cooper left due to scheduling conflicts.
Joel Edgerton took over the role vacated by Fassbender.
Ewan McGregor took on the villain character Jude Law and Cooper were hired to play.
Lynne Ramsay filed a lawsuit … has recently been settled …
The film is considered to be a loose remake of Hannie Caulder (1971).
(You can’t make this stuff up).
No one is talking.
Here’s the latest … a Trailer !!!! Finally.
But with French subtitles … ???
What the hell is going on with these guys ???
Crazy thing is … this might turn out to be a OK Western.
Any time I get wind of a new Western being made, I get excited – especially with the high profile people that are involved in this project. But the strange events surrounding Jane Got a Gun are a bit mind-boggling:
Natalie Portman’s heavily publicized Western will hit theaters next summer.
Jane with her gun.
Natalie Portman‘s high-profile Western Jane Got a Gun will hit theaters on August 29, 2014, it was announced today.
The film, which co-stars Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, made headlines as filming began when director Lynne Ramsay dropped out following a three-day standoff with producer-financier Scott Seindorff. Following that, the film experienced numerous cast changes as Michael Fassbender abruptly quit and Jude Law and Bradley Cooper both joined the project and then dropped out. Edgerton took over the role vacated by Fassbender, while McGregor took on the villain character Law and Cooper were hired to play.
Despite these issues, Relativity and The Weinstein Co. partnered to acquire Jane Got a Gun for distribution.
The Western, directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), stars Portman as a frontier woman who has built a new life with her husband, played by Emmerich, after being tormented by the Bishop Boys’ outlaw gang. But when her husband gets into a fight with the Boys and their mastermind, Colin, played by McGregor, Jane is forced to turn to her former fiance (Edgerton) to protect her family.