It seems like Jane Got A Gun is bidding to join the ranks of legendary cursed productions, as after Michael Fassbender departed shortly before production due to scheduling problems, he was joined shortly afterwards by director Lynn Ramsay, who had creative differences with the producer. That led Jude Law to depart, who was then replaced by Bradley Cooper.
However Cooper has now gone too, according to Deadline, saying he’d hoped to fit it in but is too busy shooting David O’Russell’s new film and promoting The Hangover Part III. O’Russell’s film was affected by the Boston Bombings, which seems to have caused some delays.
Gavin O’Connor is now directing Jane Got A Gun, and as he had to come in at the last minute they added in a production break to help him get caught up. Cooper was due to film his scenes in the second part of the shoot, which starts next month, but they’ll now have to find a replacement.
Producers have already reached out to Jake Gyllenhaal, who’s unavailable, and are also looking at the likes of Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hiddleston to fill their latest casting void.
Natalie Portman stars as the title character, whose husband (Noah Emmerich) comes home riddled with bullet wounds. When the band of outlaws comes to Jane’s farm to finish the job, she seeks help from a former lover (Joel Edgerton) to ward off these gunmen.
Cooper was due to plain the main villain.