First Joel Edgerton replaced Michael Fassbender in Jane Got a Gun, then director Lynne Ramsey left the project after not showing up for the first day of shooting. After that, Jude Law dropped out and then Bradley Cooper opted out as well. However, the film did finally move forward and scored an August 29, 2014 release date. Clearly that never happened and the film wound up in the February 20, 2015 slot. Well, it looks as though that’s not happening either. It’s being reported that Jane Got a Gun has been pushed to September 4th instead.
It’s actually a much better spot because now it’s only up against The Kitchen Sink instead of going head-to-head with Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Lazarus and McFarland, USA, but after all those bumps in the road, you can’t help but to wonder if Relativity and The Weinstein Company have any shot at salvaging this thing. Hit the jump for more.
We first started covering Jane Got a Gun when it scored a spot on the 2011 Black List alongside The Imitation Game. Now, almost exactly three years later, we’ve got a Gavin O’Connor-directed film starring Natalie Portman as Jane Hammond, a woman who must defend her farm with an ex-lover (Edgerton) after her outlaw husband (Noah Emmerich) returns home severely wounded with the notorious gang the Bishop Boys following right behind him.
At this point it’s hard not to assume that Jane Got a Gun is a total mess, but if the script made the Black List and kept attracting top talent even after people bailed, there’s got to be something special about it, right? Neither the original February release date nor the new September one suggest Relativity and Weinstein have much faith in the film, but oddly enough, the more trouble this project encounters, the more I want to see it and according to Variety, that’s finally going to happen on September 4, 2015. (For now.)