What in the world is going on with Jane Got A Gun? For the last week we’ve been steadily reporting the drama that has transpired from the film. Since director Lynne Ramsay decided to quit on the day the film started with production, Jane Got a Gun has gained a new director (Warrior’s Gavid O’Conner), and subsequently lost their star villain as Jude Law exited the flick.
Since Law has exited the film, and with the project desperately wanting to get this show on the road, those involved have been scouring to find an actor to step in at the last minute. Reports are coming in that Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Jeff Bridges are all being considered for the villainous role. It seems as though casting is throwing their hands up and taking whoever wants the role, if the huge age gap between Bridges and both Magure and Gyllenhaal is any evidence.
The role that is now looking to cast is for John Bishop, “the man who shoots Bill Hammond, who’s a former member of the Bishop Boys, leaving wife Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) to team up with her first love (Joel Edgerton) to seek revenge.”
Personally, after cementing just how well he plays someone on the opposing side of the fence in Brothers, Tobey Maguire seems to be the perfect choice to go with. He’s young enough to appeal to a film going audience, and he’s downright talented and hasn’t been seen in some time in mainstream cinema.
In addition Portman has worked with both Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, and has fantastic chemistry with the both of them. This production can stand to use at least some good luck after such a dramatic start.
It’s said that Law left the production because he waned to work with Ramsay. We still haven’t heard why Lynne Ramsay left the production, but some sources are pointing that there was indeed something going on behind the scenes, and producer Scott Steindorff might be downplaying everything in favor of good press.
Who do you think works best for Jane Got a Gun?