Jane Got a Gun

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Not to be confused with Janie's Got a Gun.
Jane Got a Gun
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Produced by Chris Coen
Terry Dougas
Aleen Keshishian
Scott LaStaiti
Natalie Portman
Regency Boies
Zack Schiller
Scott Steindorff
Written by Brian Duffield
Anthony Tambakis
Starring Natalie Portman
Joel Edgerton
Ewan McGregor
Rodrigo Santoro
Cinematography Mandy Walker
Edited by Alan Cody
Handsomecharlie Films
Scott Pictures
Boise Schiller Film Group
Straight Up Films
Distributed by Relativity Media
The Weinstein Company
Release date(s)
  • February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20) (United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60 million

Jane Got a Gun is an upcoming American 2015 action-drama western film directed by Gavin O'Connor and written by Brian Duffield. The film stars Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro. The film is produced by Handsomecharlie Films, 1821 Pictures, and Straight Up Films. It was shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The film is scheduled for a February 20, 2015 release.[1]


Jane Hammond (Portman), a good girl is married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill (Emmerich) turns against his own gang, the vicious Bishop Boys, and returns home barely alive with eight bullets in his back, Jane decides to grab a gun and take matters into her own hands. As the relentless leader John Bishop (McGregor) gears up for revenge, Jane’s best hope for her family’s survival rests with her old love Dan Frost (Edgerton) – a gunslinger whose hatred for Bill is only slightly overshadowed by his love for Jane.



The script by Brian Duffield appeared on the 2011 Black List, an annual listing of the most popular unproduced screenplays. [2] In May 2012, it was announced that Natalie Portman would star in the film as the title character Jane Hammond and that Lynne Ramsay would direct.[3] In August 2012, Michael Fassbender was reported as being in talks to play the role of Dan Frost, Jane's ex-lover.[4] In December 2012, Joel Edgerton was cast as John Bishop, the villain of the film.[5] On February 4, 2013, Rodrigo Santoro was announced to have joined the cast, playing a character named Fitchum.[6] On March 11, it was revealed that Fassbender had had to leave the film due to scheduling conflicts with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Ramsay then recast Edgerton in the vacated role of Dan Frost and cast Jude Law in the role of John Bishop.[7] On March 19, it was announced that Ramsay had left the production.[8] On March 20, Gavin O'Connor was announced as her replacement.[9] The same day, it was also announced that Law had left the film, for the reason that he had signed on to work with Ramsay.[10] Cinematographer Darius Khondji also left the production, and was replaced by Mandy Walker.[11] Anthony Tambakis, the screenwriter of O'Connor's previous film Warrior, was hired to rewrite the script.[12] On April 5, it was announced that Bradley Cooper would replaced Law in the role of John Bishop.[13] On April 10, it was announced that Noah Emmerich had been cast in the final lead role of Bill Hammond, Jane's husband.[14] On May 1, it was announced that Cooper was withdrawing from the film. Cooper revealed that he was leaving because of scheduling conflicts with American Hustle.[15] On May 6, Ewan McGregor was announced to take over the role of John Bishop from Cooper.[16] On June 3, Boyd Holbrook was announced to be playing the younger brother of John Bishop.[17]

Distribution and release[edit]

Jane Got a Gun will be distributed in the U.S by Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company.[18] The film was set to be released on 29 August 2014,[19] which studio cancelled on April 10, 2014.[20] Later, on April 24, the studio set a February 20, 2015 release date for the film.[1]


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  3. ^ Kit, Borys McClintock, Pamela (22 May 2012). "Natalie Portman to Star in Western 'Jane Got a Gun' for Director Lynne Ramsay". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Brodesser-Akner, Claude (27 August 2012). "Michael Fassbender May Be Triggerman on Natalie Portman’s Jane Got a Gun". vulture.com. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
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  10. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (20 March 2013). "More Fallout On ‘Jane Got A Gun:’ Jude Law Exits Picture". deadline.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Walker, Mandy. "A POSTCARD FROM MANDY WALKER ACS ASC - FROM THE SET OF JANE GOT A GUN IN NEW MEXICO -". cinematographer.org.au. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Weintraub, Steve. "Joel Edgerton Talks FELONY, Ridley Scott’s EXODUS, JANE GOT A GUN Production Troubles, His Directorial Debut, and More at TIFF 2013". collider.com. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (5 April 2013). "‘Jane Got A Gun’ Has A New Bad Guy; Bradley Cooper Filling Jude Law Role". deadline.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (10 April 2013). "Noah Emmerich Set To Play Natalie Portman’s Husband In ‘Jane Got A Gun’". deadline.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  15. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (1 May 2013). "Bradley Cooper Confirms Deadline Report: He Has Exited ‘Jane Got A Gun’". deadline.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (6 May 2013). "Ewan McGregor Loads His Guns To Take Over Villain Role In ‘Jane Got A Gun’". deadline.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  17. ^ Sneider, Jeff (3 June 2013). "‘The Host’ Star Boyd Holbrook Joins ‘Jane Got a Gun,’ Firms Up ‘Little Accidents’ (Exclusive)". thewrap.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  18. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (24 May 2013). "CANNES: ‘Jane Got A Gun’ Moving Toward U.S Deal With Relativity/Weinstein". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Lewis, Hilary (25 November 2013). "'Jane Got a Gun' Gets Aug. 2014 Release Date". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  20. ^ Ford, Rebecca (10 April 2014). "Relativity Pushes Back 'Jane Got a Gun,' Dates 'November Man'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 

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