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Michael Fassbender Exits Lynne Ramsay's 'Jane Got A Gun,' Jude Law Joins & Joel Edgerton Switches Role

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 11, 2013 10:40 PM
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Jude Law

With one week to go before cameras start rolling on Lynne Ramsay's western "Jane Got A Gun," the cast has been given a Boggle worthy shake with one actor leaving, another joining and one more switching roles. So here we go....

But first to recap: the story was initially set to follow Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman), a good girl married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill 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 (Joel Edgerton) gears up for revenge, Jane’s best hope for her family’s survival rests with her old love Dan Frost (Michael Fassbender) – a gunslinger whose hatred for Bill is only slightly overshadowed by his love for Jane.

But THR reports that scheduling delays on "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" have forced Fassbender out of the picture. So instead, Edgerton will take Fassbender's vacant role, with Jude Law coming on board in Edgerton's former part as the villain. Can't say we can complain, and while Fassbender is a loss indeed, Law is pretty fine replacement.

So everything remains on schedule, and we'll just wait patiently until next year to see the results.

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  • Kate | March 12, 2013 3:55 PMReply

    Ugh, I like everyone involved, but Fassbender being directed Ramsay was the biggest selling point for me.

  • Eagleeye | March 12, 2013 8:58 AMReply

    noooo. i was looking forward seeing Fassbender playing a badass cowboy :(

  • caro | March 12, 2013 10:49 AM

    you can see him in Jonah Hex

  • Triny | March 12, 2013 5:46 AMReply

    Jude Law has been making good choices lately.

  • BEF | March 12, 2013 1:03 PM

    Indeed. "Contagion" onward he's hit a good stride.

  • Shala | March 12, 2013 12:04 AMReply

    Guess we'll be hearing Law's American accent again... haven't heard it since "I Heart Huckabees" and it weirded me out, lol.

  • MARCO | March 11, 2013 11:29 PMReply

    Shame. The combination of Fassbender and Ramsay has lots of potential. Maybe he'll join her next film.

  • Real | March 11, 2013 11:13 PMReply

    This is so odd. I've heard of actors dropping out at the last minute but not switching roles and another actor drop in at the last minute. I'm sure Jude Law will rock as he has been on a role lately in his performances -I still think he should have got some awards recognition for Anna Karenina-and Edgerton is a great actor.

  • Rick | March 12, 2013 12:30 PM

    @Alan B. Edgerton had Clarke's role but dropped out. Clarke came in. Edgerton had his schedule free up and took the smaller soldier role. From what I heard

  • Alan B | March 12, 2013 3:57 AM

    I think films should do this more often. Even A-grade actors tend to be typecast, so I like it when they get a chance to show different acting muscles in a role they never expected to play. I felt that Martin Campbell's 'Edge of Darkness' would have benefited from a casting switch when De Niro dropped out. I like Winstone, but his 'The Proposition' co-star Danny Huston has more of the pomp and mellifluous charm that Joe Don Baker exuded in the original miniseries, whilst Dennis O'Hare could have been elevated to the chief villain. I'm not sure, but wasn't there some kind of switch, too, with Edgerton and Jason Clarke in 'Zero Dark Thirty'?

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