There aren’t many movies that have faced as much drama as Jane Got A Gun did this week. After several days of arguments with the producer, director Lynne Ramsay didn’t show up for the first day of the shoot. This resulted in a scramble to find a replacement, with Gavin O’Connor stepping in.
Ramsay’s departure also saw Jude Law step away, as he’d only signed up to work with her. With O’Connor fast having to catch up on the film and 150 crew sitting around in New Mexico waiting to shoot, a new actor is needed fast. Now the LA Times reports that Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Jeff Bridges are being eyed for the part (Bridges may seem rather different to the other two, but he could still work).
Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro are all still set to star in this Western, written by Brian Duffield. It’s about a wife (Portman) whose husband (Edgerton) returns home, barely alive after being shot eight times. She seeks the help of an ex-lover to defend her home when the gang of outlaws who shot her husband comes to finish what they started. It’s the head of the outlaws that’s the role currently up for grabs.
Hopefully everything will get sorted out and cameras can start rolling soon.