WARRIOR Director Gavin O'Connor Takes Helm On JANE GOT A GUN

One of the more spectacular and weirder pieces of news this week came from the set of the Natalie Portman/Jude Law starring western Jane Got A Gun. Director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) pulled a no-show on day one of shooting (here is that link), and producer Scott Steindorff told the press she was quickly being replaced so the production could continue without much delay.

Speculations abound, of course, on the why, what and how, but without any statement yet from Ramsay or her representatives, it's hard to get a clear picture on any of it.

Day two of the saga does bring news about the who. As in: WHO is going to take over as director of this production? And according to Deadline, Gavin O'Connor has been given the job. O'Connor is best known as the writer-director of police drama Pride & Glory and the gritty feature Warrior, the latter receiving widespread popular and critical acclaim. Of course with Jane Got A Gun, O'Connor will be working from a script written not by himself, but by first time screenwriter Brian Duffield.

We'll have more as the saga continues.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "One of the more spectacular and weirder pieces of news this week came from the set of the Natalie Portman/Jude Law starring western Jane Got A Gun. Director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) pulled a no-show on day one of shooting (here is that link), and producer Scott Steindorff told the press she was quickly being replaced so the production could continue without much delay."

    I was surprised by this Mr Vijn.......but I remember reading an interview with Ramsay.....she came across as an insecure, fragile person......maybe the pressure of doing this was too much......genre material was not working for her, drugs may be involved, mental problems, BF/GF problems.....etc......I hoping she comes clean, talks to the Twitch crew soon.......she needs to make a statment soon.

    "And according to Deadline, Gavin O'Connor has been given the job."

    No.....I agree with Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg.....I was mainly excited about new work by Ramsay.....her doing a western....well.....hell, that would been awesome.

    But I understand Portman & co......they had no other choice.

    I would liked(instead of Gavin O'Connor) Julie Taymor, Icíar Bollaín, Isabel Coixet etc......I think O´Connor might be too mainstream.

    But hey, this might work, instead of Peckinpah/Leone, we get something closer to
    Howard/Minghella.......you know, more like Cold Mountain (2003), (a film Portman did a small part in) or The Missing (2003).

    Who knows, something mainstream that the wider audience might like.......Portman & Co might be making money.

    Either way I wish Portman & Co the best of luck......Chet Baker agrees.
    http://youtu.be/02-8boTzMyM

    Thanks for the info, Mr Vijn, Mr Umstead.

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