Just a few hours ago it seemed like production on Jane Got a Gun was going to march ahead without a hitch, but another mishap has occurred. Following Michael Fassbender‘s departure, then the abrupt exit of director Lynne Ramsay (on what was supposed to be the first day of production), a new director had been found and things looked like they were set to proceed.

However, another actor has quit the project, according to Deadline. Jude Law, who stepped in after Fassbender’s exit, has now reportedly left the film. The reason points to Ramsay’s exit, as Law specifically signed on to work with the We Need to Talk About Kevin director, not Gavin O’Connor, who signed on today. There’s no talk yet of who will replace him, but we can at least expect co-star Joel Edgerton to stick around, after working with this new director on Warrior. And don’t expect lead star Portman to leave, as she’s a producer on the project.

Brian Duffield‘s screenplay centers around a leader of a gang (Law) who exerts violent strength on a dissenting member; hoping to save the family farm, his wife, Jane Hammond (Portman), tracks down an old flame to help her stand off against those lowlifes planning to make some final statement with their family. As things begins to escalate, she learns about the art of protecting oneself in the dangerous, violent wild west. Production was set to kick off tomorrow, but we’ll have to wait and see if Law’s exit screws up the plans.

Who should replace Law in the film? Do you think it could still fall apart entirely?

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