Lynne Ramsay

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

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

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

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by Jacob Hall March 19, 2013 @ 1:10 PM
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.'