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Ewan McGregor saddles up for Jane Got A Gun, replacing Bradley Cooper

05.07.2013
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Another week, another new casting announcement for JANE GOT A GUN, the seemingly cursed western starring Natalie Portman, Noah Emmerich, Joel Edgerton, and Rodrigo Santoro. It appears that Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor, has jumped into the saddle as the film's lead villain, replacing the likes of Michael Fassbender and Bradley Cooper. McGregor is a solid choice and it'll be nice to see him play the bad guy again. It's pretty rare for the actor, but he's dabled in villains before (see: ANGELS AND DEMONS), so it won't be completely foreign material for him.

JANE GOT A GUN has been plagued with problems since original director Lynne Ramsay left the production on the day it was to begin shooting (she was replaced with WARRIOR helmer Gavin O'Connor), which was followed by a number of actors leaving the film. As long as McGregor is signed on the dotted line, then this should be the end of the casting issues for the film. Unless J.J. Abrams calls, of course.

JANE GOT A GUN is set to debut sometime in 2014.

Here is a shot from his audition for the role...

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Extra Tidbit: Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan's Jedi ghost in Star Wars: Episode VII would be a welcome addition in my book.
Source: Deadline

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11:42PM on 05/07/2013

ROFL

Nice photo!
Nice photo!
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6:53PM on 05/07/2013

Star Wars prequel reunion

We have Padme Amidala, Obi-wan, and Uncle Owen in this film now, how strange. Although, it would be cool to see all these actors in a non-star wars film. I say give some small parts to Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee, and Sam Jackson while you're at it.
We have Padme Amidala, Obi-wan, and Uncle Owen in this film now, how strange. Although, it would be cool to see all these actors in a non-star wars film. I say give some small parts to Liam Neeson, Christopher Lee, and Sam Jackson while you're at it.
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1:25PM on 05/07/2013
Considering some of the actors they've already run through, this makes a certain amount of sense. And Ewan McGregor is a fairly reliable guy when it comes to casting.
Considering some of the actors they've already run through, this makes a certain amount of sense. And Ewan McGregor is a fairly reliable guy when it comes to casting.
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12:21PM on 05/07/2013
I feel pretty confident that, despite never having acted, I will sooner or later be cast as the villain in this film.
I feel pretty confident that, despite never having acted, I will sooner or later be cast as the villain in this film.
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12:34PM on 05/07/2013
Congratulations in advance!
Congratulations in advance!
3:01PM on 05/07/2013
I'll always remember the little people.
I'll always remember the little people.
12:10PM on 05/07/2013
In an interview for Gatsby, Edgerton actually said that filming has been going smoothly, they have just been filming around the bad guy until they could get someone cast. He said they were probably already half way done
In an interview for Gatsby, Edgerton actually said that filming has been going smoothly, they have just been filming around the bad guy until they could get someone cast. He said they were probably already half way done
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11:45AM on 05/07/2013
This must be a fantastic script. To have all of these problems, yet still be able to recast one incredible actor with another.
This must be a fantastic script. To have all of these problems, yet still be able to recast one incredible actor with another.
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11:35AM on 05/07/2013
Great casting. Would have never have thought of him to replace Law or Cooper.

I thought he made for a great bad guy in Haywire.
Great casting. Would have never have thought of him to replace Law or Cooper.

I thought he made for a great bad guy in Haywire.
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