Well, you certainly don’t hear about this every day. Jane’s Got A Gun director Lynne Ramsay has decided to quit the Natalie Portman vehicle as production was supposed to go underway for the film. Jane’s Got A Gun, which originally saw Portman opposite Michael Fassbender, before Fassbender pulled out a week ago, was going well until the surprise from Fassbender. Joel Edgerton was announced as the actor that would replace Fassbender, and while we’re not sure if that’s the reason why Ramsay left today, it sure makes us wonder if it isn’t too coincidental.
It’s been reported that Ramsay didn’t even bother to show up for the first day of production and has officially decided to exit Jane’s Got A Gun. The only person who has spoken on this matter so far is producer Scott Steindorff, who told Deadline: “…I’m shocked and so disappointed someone would do this to 150 crew members who devoted so much time, energy, commitment and loyalty to a project, and then have the director not show up. It is insane somebody would do this to other people.”
It’s to be noted that according to Steindorff, Ramsay has to shoot or else she could be facing a some legal trouble. However, the producer did insist that regardless the film will be going into production even if they have to replace Ramsay. Either way, it’s comes as a complete shock, seeing as it’s a rare thing that this happens during production. Usually when a director exits a commitment it’s still in the very early stages when these things can be ironed out. The fact that Ramsay decided on the first day of production to exit the film suggests that there was definitely something else going on that we’re not aware about. Hopefully there will be more details about the production to follow.
In addition to Jane’s Got A Gun, Lynne Ramsay has directed We Need To Talk About Kevin and Movern Callar. Who would you like to see replace Lynne Ramsay?
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