As we reported yesterday, there was plenty of drama on the set of Jane Got A Gun on Tuesday, when director Lynne Ramsay didn’t show up to shoot the movie. That set off a mad scramble to find a replacement. The producers have now found one as Warrior director Gavin O’Connor has officially replaced Lynne Ramsay as the director on the troubled Western.
Ramsay apparently fled without notice after a week of clashing with producer Scott Steindorff. It is not known what the fight was over.
The ructions have also now caused the departure of star Jude Law, according to Deadline. He only signed up last week, but has now left as he specifically signed on to work with Ramsay. It’s been a slight case of musical chairs in the last few weeks, as Michael Fassbender had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Joel Edgerton, who was already cast in a different role, took Michael Fassbender’s role, with Jude Law taking Joel Edgerton’s place.
Now that Gavin O’Connor has signed up, it’s hoped shooting can commence in the next couple of days. Natalie Portman stars in the Western, which is about a wife whose husband coming home riddled with bullet wounds. She enlists the help of an ex-lover to help defend her land when the gang of outlaws who shot her husband return to finish him off. Rodrigo Santoro also star.