Jane Got a Gun

‘Jane Got a Gun’ Rescued by The Weinstein Co., Gets a 2016 Release Date

by Britt Hayes September 16, 2015 @ 7:32 PM
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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.

Relativity Media Files For Bankruptcy

by Matt Singer July 30, 2015 @ 3:27 PM
Over the last several years, Relativity Media has produced and released some of Hollywood’s more adventurous genre films, including Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, the Bradley Cooper brain-drug thriller Limitless, and the music melodrama Beyond the Lights. But they’ve yet to make an out-and-out blockbuster; per Box Office Mojo none of their 34 releases have ever broken $100 million in domestic grosses (2011’s Immortals came closest, with $83.5 million in the U.S.) and some of their flops have been extreme, like Machine Gun Preacher with Gerard Butler, which cost a reported $30 million and made less than $1 million domestically. Amidst mounting disappointments (and millions of dollars in unpaid loans) Relativity filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier today, and will sell its film and television operations at auction.

‘Jane Got a Gun’ Reveals First Look at Natalie Portman in the Long-Delayed Western

by Britt Hayes January 4, 2015 @ 12:39 PM
It’s been quite a bumpy road through the production of ‘Jane Got a Gun,’ the upcoming and consistently-delayed new Western starring Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. First, the film lost a director, endured lawsuits, exchanged Michael Fassbender for Ewan McGregor, and pushed its release date back a few times. But today brings our first look at Portman and Edgerton in the film, which is probably a good sign.

Natalie Portman’s ‘Jane Got a Gun’ Also Got Delayed Again

by Matt Singer December 5, 2014 @ 1:23 PM
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When ‘Jane Got a Gun’ finally arrives in theaters, the revisionist Western will look mighty different from the one that was originally conceived several years ago. It was first intended as a Lynne Ramsay film, but the ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ director reportedly quit the production on the first day of filming. She was eventually replaced by Gavin O’Connor (‘Warrior’), but before the dust settled much of the original cast (and even some of their replacements) had come and gone. Michael Fassbender signed on then departed, along with Bradley Cooper and Jude Law. The final lineup includes Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, and Noah Emmerich, plus the film’s stalwart leading lady, Natalie Portman.

Bradley Cooper Joins 'Jane Got a Gun'

by Damon Houx April 5, 2013 @ 7:50 PM
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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.

'Jane Got a Gun' Loses Jude Law -- And the Hits Keep Coming

by Jacob Hall March 20, 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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.

'Jane Got a Gun' - And a New Director: Gavin O'Connor

by Eric Walkuski March 20, 2013 @ 9:42 AM
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.