‘Jane Got a Gun’ Rescued by The Weinstein Co., Gets a 2016 Release Date
Jane Got a Gun has had a very, very troubled production — from the departure of director Lynn Ramsay to cast changes and release delays, the film started to feel like one long, unfortunate practical joke, and it was unclear if we’d actually ever see this film hit theaters. With the recent collapse of Relativity Media, the uncertainty only grew, but The Weinstein Co. has swept in to save Natalie Portman’s western and given it a 2016 release date…for now.
THR reports that The Weinstein Co. will now officially distribute Jane Got a Gun, giving it a November release in Europe and a February 2016 release in the US. That means the film will no longer qualify for the upcoming Oscars, but at least we’ll finally get to see this thing.
Relativity previously partnered with Weinstein, with the former distributing the film and the latter financing the marketing, but once Relativity declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the future of Jane Got a Gun was once again uncertain. The film was originally scheduled for a September 4 release date.
Directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), Jane Got a Gun stars Natalie Portman as a woman who enlists the help of a former beau when her husband gets in over his head with a gang of outlaws and she finds herself besieged by the dangerous criminals. Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Noah Emmerich and Boyd Holbrook co-star in the film, which will finally hit theaters next February — unless that changes, again.