Bradley Cooper Replaces Jude Law as Antagonist in JANE GOT A GUN

     April 5, 2013

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Although the production of Jane Got a Gun got off on the wrong foot, the Western is now getting a shot in the arm with Oscar-nominated star Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) stepping in.  Cooper would replace Jude Law who exited the picture soon after director Lynne Ramsay surprised everyone by not showing up on the film’s first day of production.  Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) soon stepped in to helm the picture instead.  If there’s as much drama and intrigue on the screen as behind the scenes, this is going to be one helluva film.

Jane Got a Gun also stars Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton.  Hit the jump for more.

bradley-cooper-imageDeadline reports that Cooper has joined Jane Got a Gun as the film’s antagonist, Bishop.  Bishop’s gang is responsible for shooting up the estranged outlaw husband of a landowner (Portman).  The gang then plans to rout her farm, because that husband has come home to heal. She turns to a former lover (Edgerton) for help.

Cooper is another huge get for producers Scott Steindorff, Portman, and Aleen Keshishian who were tasked with finding a fast replacement for Michael Fassbender (who was replaced by Edgerton), then Ramsay and then Law. In this case, it’s looking like the patches might prove stronger than the original parts.  I’m not familiar with Ramsay’s work, but O’Connor’s Warrior and Miracle were enjoyable hits.  Cooper is coming off a red-hot run that culminated with an Oscar nomination for David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.  He’s also got the closing installment of the Todd Phillips trilogy The Hangover Part III opening this May, will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Susanne Bier’s Serena later this fall and will reunite with both Lawrence and Russell for an untitled picture.

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