Here’s a short recap on what’s been going on this past 24 hours: Lynne Ramsay failed to show up on the western Jane Got a Gun on what was supposed to be the first day of production, only to be replaced by Warrior director Gavin O’Connor this morning, with plans to start shooting tomorrow.
Unluckily, they’ll have to scrap those plans as the project has lost one of its stars.
Jude Law who stepped in after Michael Fassbender’s exit has left the film, ‘because he signed on to work with Ramsay,’ not O’Connor, who signed on today.
Since lead Natalie Portman is also a producer on the movie, and Joel Edgerton previously worked with O’Connor on Warrior, we expect that both of them will stick around.
Edgerton, who was already set for the villain role in the Brian Duffield-scripted western action film, took over Fassbender’s part, and Law was brought in to replace Edgerton.
The plot centers around a woman (Portman) who calls upon an ex (Edgerton) to help defend her farm when her husband becomes the target of a vicious gang.
Rodrigo Santoro is still attached to star alongside Portman and Edgerton.
Currently, the start date tomorrow is canceled, but things can get sorted out and back on track to make its 2014 release date.