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‘Jane Got a Gun’ – And a New Director: Gavin O’Connor

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Lionsgate

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.

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Director of Natalie Portman Western ‘Jane Got a Gun’ Quits on the First Day of Filming

Natalie Portman
Universal Pictures

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.'

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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Has Been Resurrected For Some Reason

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Quirk Books

It's funny that 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is deals with the dead returning to life, because the feature adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith popular (but widely mocked) novel has died and been resurrected more times than we can count. Despite seemingly shuffling off its mortal coil last year with the departure of its third director, the project is back yet again. Someone out there wants this thing made, even in the universe is conspiring against him.

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Michael Fassbender May Join Natalie Portman in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

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Getty Images

Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman in the same film? Please don't pinch us if we're dreaming. It seems ol' Fassy is in talks to co-star with Portman in Lynne Ramsay's western 'Jane Got a Gun.' Our emotions agree with Natalie Portman's face in the above photo.

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Celebrity Audition Tapes: Watch These Big Stars Before They Were Famous

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They weren't always huge stars. Even today's A-listers were once yesterday's struggling actors. Now they have directors dying to work with them but back in the day, they sat in a waiting room with hundreds of other hopefuls, waiting for an audition and their big break

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Watch an 11-Year-Old Natalie Portman Audition For ‘The Professional’

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Hard to believe you’ll see anything cuter than this today: watch as an 11-year-old Natalie Portman auditions for the role of Mathilda in Luc Besson’s ‘Leon: The Professional.’

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Watch Paul McCartney Short Film Starring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

My Valentine
Paul McCartney

Legendary musician and former Beatle Paul McCartney has made his directorial debut with the short film 'My Valentine,' starring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp.

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Natalie Portman Heads West in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

Natalie Portman
Getty Images

After taking 2012 off following the birth of her child, Natalie Portman has re-emerged with roles in Terrence Malick's upcoming films 'Lawless' and 'Knight of Cups.' And now the actress will take on a different kind of role for director Lynne Ramsay in 'Jane Got a Gun.'

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Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway Set For ‘Simpsons’ Return

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When it comes to the ladies, Bart Simpson clearly gets around, as evidenced by the smorgasbord of A-list actresses set to play Bart's assorted exes in an episode of 'The Simpsons' scheduled for early next season. Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Silverman will all reprise their respective roles in Bart's love life in "Moonshine River," set to air this fall.

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Renner, Portman and Bardem Circling Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counselor’

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Miramax

It's the first screenplay written by Cormac McCarthy, Michael Fassbender is starring, and Ridley Scott is directing. That's enough to get us interested but they're not done yet. 'The Counselor' is drawing some serious attention across Hollywood and two recent Oscar-winners and one Oscar-nominee are interested in joining its ranks.

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