Jane Got a Gun
The production of 'Jane Got a Gun' has been under the microscope as its original director Lynne Ramsay left the movie just as shooting was to commence, while Michael Fassbender quit the production shortly before filming was to start and Jude Law dropped out once Ramsay walked off the set. But it looks like everyone who dropped out has been replaced as Bradley Cooper is stepping into Law's part.
The problems surrounding the production of 'Jane Got a Gun' are officially legion: just days after losing its director on the first day of shooting, Jude Law has departed the project, leaving one of the film's three leading roles empty. We expect to soon hear about a swarm of locusts descending upon the set.
In the fanboy-friendly world of internet movie news, it came as a surprise that yesterday's biggest story wasn't something 'Star Wars' or Marvel-related, but the intriguing saga of the low-budget Natalie Portman Western 'Jane Got a Gun,' which lost its director on the first day of shooting. Rather unheard of for a director to jump ship by simply not showing up to work.
Portman and company can now rest a little easier, however, as the project has quickly recovered with a brand-new helmer: Gavin O'Connor.
It's common for a film to cycle through various different directors in the development stage. It's less common for a director to drop out of a project a few weeks before shooting is set to begin (looking at you, Mark Romanek). It's impossibly rare for a director quit on the first day of shooting. But that's what seems to have happened with director Lynne Ramsay on the Natalie Portman/Michael Fassbender film 'Jane Got a Gun.'