A new trailer for Jane Got A Gun has just been released. The film stars Natalie Portman as the titular character who finds herself in the crosshairs of a notorious gang led by Ewan McGregor, who is out to kill her and her husband. So she seeks help from a former flame (Joel Edgerton) in hopes that they can stop the outlaws together.
There is no hiding the fact that the movie has had a very public troubled production history. With Relativity’s financial problems, lawsuits, and directors and lead actors coming and going, the project almost didn’t happen. However, Portman was the only one who stuck with it, in addition to Portman, McGregor, and Edgerton, the film also stars Noah Emmerich (The Americans). Jude Law (Spy), Michael Fassbender (Macbeth), and Bradley Cooper (Joy) previously passed on the roles. Gavin O’Connor is the film’s director.
The first trailer was met with mixed reactions. Its awkward cut and strange pacing didn’t really bode well for the film. But this new trailer is a much needed improvement. Check it out below.
A 2015 film that is probably flying low on everyone’s radar is Jane Got A Gun. Starring Natalie Portman, the film has been afflicted with an assortment of problems that includes the film’s original director Lynne Ramsay dropping out of the last minute, Jude Law dropping out because he only signed on because Ramsay was directing, actors dropping out because of scheduling problems, and a lawsuit, not to mention the three times that the release date has been pushed back.
But somehow Gavin O’Connor was able to put the film together. Unfortunately it is scheduled for a September release, but despite that I am very intrigued to see what the director was able to accomplish with all the setbacks the film has experienced. And now we are getting our first look at the film with some new images from Empire. Hit the jump to check them out.
The production troubled western Jane Got a Gun, which stars Natalie Portman as a frontier woman tormented by an outlaw gang, has received an official release date of August 29, 2014.
The film, which will be distributed by Relativity Media and The Weinstein Co., has had its share of issues including the departure of its original director Lynne Ramsay and the loss of several big cast names including Michael Fassbender, Jude Law, and Bradley Cooper.