'Jane Got a Gun' is One Big 'Star Wars' Reunion

Ewan McGregorIt would seem Jane Got a Gun is becoming an unintentional Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace reunion. First Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton and now Ewan McGregor has been called in to replace Bradley Cooper who had to bow out recently, citing production conflicts with the now-filming David O. Russell picture American Hustle.

The production has suffered several setbacks, which began with director Lynne Ramsay's departure on the first day of shooting along with actor exits including Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Cooper.

McGregor steps into the western where he'll play the leader of a gang that comes to kill a man (Noah Emmerich) who returns home to his wife (Portman) riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. She is ultimately forced to reach out to an ex-lover (Edgerton) and ask if he will help defend her farm. [Deadline]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/StephanieB/ StephanieB

    One of my favorite actors in one of my new favorite genres? I'm all in. (Please let it stick this time.)

  • http://www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    Didn't realize until know that Joel Edgerton played Luke's uncle. Mind blown. Well kinda. Actually... not really at all.

    Days left before they pull the plug on this entire production: 7.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/APototsky/ APototsky

    This movie is doomed.

  • http://nktkomarov.livejournal.com/ Nick

    Edgerton wasn't in Episode I though... only in II and III

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    I will purposely avoid films with EM in as I find him pretty terrible in all these days especially grating is his trademark grin grrrr

    • SohoDriver

      Even in Beginners?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    My curiosity is piqued by the outflux and influx of names to this film.

    There must be something more to the material in the script than the synopsis leads one to believe, because it sounds like a quite straightforward and ordinary enough plot from what's been stated so far.

    Should it ever get made.

  • SohoDriver

    I hope the troubled production doesn't hamper what is potentially a great film. High hopes for this one.