Something tells me Natalie Portman wasn’t smiling yesterday in Santa Fe; that her facial expression was probably more like the one shown in the second image of the slideshow above. Or, perhaps, like the third image where her hands are extended as if praying.
That’s because filming for ‘Jane Got A Gun’ – an indie film she’s not only set to star in but is also co-producing – was delayed when the film’s expected director, Lynne Ramsay, was a no-show.
In a March 19th Deadline report, the film's producer Scott Steindorff confirmed Ramsay – who helmed the critically acclaimed ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ in 2011 – is off the project.
Then, Deadline reported early this morning that Gavin O’Conner would replace Ramsay, and the production would get underway on Thursday.
As the day progressed, however, so did the ‘Jane Got A Gun’ drama. Now it seems, Jude Law has also abandoned the film.
Oh, and did we mention Michael Fassbender also exited the production recently, ostensibly because of an ‘X-Men’ scheduling clash?
Can you say “oy vey”?
If ‘Jane Got A Gun’ ever gets off the ground – and that’s beginning to look like a big IF at this stage – Portman is slated to play the title character in the Brian Duffield-penned screenplay. In the story, after her home and well-being are jeopardized by her outlaw husband, Jane turns to an ex-lover she hasn’t seen in 10 years to help defend the farm and protect her from her husband’s criminal colleagues.