Jude Law Has Also Abandoned Jane Got A Gun

By Katey Rich 2013-03-20 13:08:29discussion comments
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A lot of movies wind up being less entertaining than the behind-the-scenes drama that went into making them-- which do you remember better, Terminator Salvation or the leaked audio from the set of Christian Bale screaming at the cinematographer? Jane Got A Gun has yet to go into production, but it's hard to imagine the film itself matching the amount of drama that's happened so far-- especially now that the drama has gotten even juicier.

Claiming that he signed on to work with Lynne Ramsay, not replacement director Gavin O'Connor, Jude Law has dropped out of Jane, according to Deadline. The indie film that was supposed to start production this week made splashy headlines when Ramsay, the director of We Need to Talk About Kevin and Morvern Callar, failed to show up to work on the first day. Amid rumors of a dispute with the producers, and bitter comments from a "shocked and disappointed" producer Scott Steindorff, Ramsay was quickly replaced by Warrior director Gavin O'Connor, who is expected to pick up the production tomorrow.

Except now he'll have to replace Law, which will make the second replacement necessary after Michael Fassbender also dropped out, ostensibly thanks scheduling conflicts with X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's unclear if they'll be able to find someone to replace Law as fast as they brought O'Connor on board, but if the producers are committed to actually getting this film made, they're going to have to start moving fast.
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