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.'
Are you ready for a whale of a tale that takes place in space? So much rhyming! Scott Steindorff's Scott Pictures is teaming up with 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' director Lynne Ramsay for 'Mobius' -- and they said original ideas were dead.
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.'