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15 Directors Unceremoniously Fired Or Replaced On A Movie

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 22, 2013 10:59 AM
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Getting fired, quitting a job hastily, "mutually agreeing" to exit...no matter how it's phrased, being removed from any project is never fun as almost anyone who has ever worked a day in their life can attest. The recent debacle with “Jane Got A Gun” -- director Lynne Ramsay was a no show for work on the first day of filming apparently having clashed with the producers -- is an unfortunate peg with which to take a look back at filmmakers who were fired, replaced or walked off a film, but history is full of interesting tales of films gone awry thanks to the regrettable loss of a film’s director.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire & Jeff Bridges Eyed To Replace Jude Law In 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 5:31 PM
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We were beginning to wonder, as 24 hours had nearly passed, but yet another update has arrived in the ongoing saga of the western "Jane Got A Gun." The film, which this week saw director Lynne Ramsay and star Jude Law quit the project, while "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor has been hired to try to get this thing moving, is still without a villain. The project, now looking to fall a week behind schedule, is in search for a replacement, and a few names have cropped up as possible substitutes.

Jude Law Is On Team Ramsay, Quits 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 1:39 PM
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So, if somehow you've been away for the past 24 hours, here's what's been going on: Lynne Ramsay bailed on the western "Jane Got A Gun" on the first day of production yesterday, only to be replaced by "Warrior" helmer Gavin O'Connor this morning, with plans to start shooting tomorrow. Well, they'll have to scrap those plans as the project has lost another major talent.

'Warrior' Director Gavin O'Connor Replaces Lynne Ramsay On 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 8:43 AM
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With Lynne Ramsay shockingly and mysteriously bailing on western "Jane Got A Gun" yesterday, producer Scott Steindorff of Scott Pictures promised a director would be found imminently. He wasn't kidding. Less than 24 hours later, the film has a brand new helmer to get the movie going, and likely keep any delays minimal.

We Need To Talk About The Director: Lynne Ramsay Quits 'Jane Got A Gun' On First Day Of Production

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 1:15 PM
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While it took nearly a decade for Lynne Ramsay to deliver "We Need To Talk About Kevin," her third feature following 2002's "Morvern Callar," things seemed to be moving swimmingly for her foray into the western genre with "Jane Got A Gun." Natalie Portman signed on last spring, and the film quickly assembled a top-shelf cast including Joel Edgerton, Rodrigo Santoro and Michael Fassbender. But a week before production was to start, surprising news arrived that Fassbender has exited the movie, with Edgerton taking his role instead, and Jude Law filling in the gap in the cast. And while "scheduling" with "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" was blamed (it actually doesn't start shooting for a few weeks yet), was it the first sign of trouble on the horizon?

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2013 10:40 PM
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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....

Rodrigo Santoro Joins Lynne Ramsay's 'Jane Got A Gun' With Michael Fassbender & Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 2:31 PM
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As if "Morvern Callar" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin" helmer Lynne Ramsay doing a western wasn't enough to get you excited, the cast itself is a powderkeg all its own. With Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender and Joel Edgerton already lined up, a new name has now come on board.

Joel Edgerton Joins Lynne Ramsay's Western 'Jane Got A Gun' With Michael Fassbender & Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 6:00 PM
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This project already had us at "a Lynne Ramsay western." Toss in Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender, and damn, just tell us when its ready. But it seems the good news just keeps on coming for "Jane Got A Gun."

Watch: 5 Minute Excerpt From Lynne Ramsay's Olympic Short 'The Swimmer' Plus Synopsis For 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 11:51 AM
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Though fans waited a far too long nine years for Lynne Ramsay to follow up "Morvern Callar," she more than met expectations (and surpassed them) when she dropped "We Need To Talk About Kevin" last year. And she shows no sign of letting that long of a span go by between films again. This year has seen two projects come together for the helmer, with her sci-fi take on "Moby Dick," titled "Mobius," getting financing last month, and of course her brewing western with Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman, "Jane Got A Gun." But this past summer, you may have missed Ramsay dropping a new short film.

Michael Fassbender Co-Starring With Natalie Portman In Lynne Ramsay's Western 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 27, 2012 6:48 PM
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"Jane Got a Gun," the small-scale western starring Natalie Portman that recently attached "We Need to Talk About Kevin" filmmaker Lynne Ramsay as a director, could be getting some added firepower in the form of a white hot leading man, sex addict and occasional robot (in the movies, at least) Michael Fassbender. Vulture reports that the actor is in early talks for the film, which could start lensing early next year.

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