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Michael Fassbender leaves Natalie Portman's Jane Got A Gun; Jude Law signs on as the villain

03.12.2013

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Production on the Western JANE GOT A GUN has been pushed back several times and it looks like it has happened again due to a casting shuffle.

THR is reporting that Michael Fassbender has dropped out of JANE GOT A GUN. Fassbender would have played Natalie Portman's ex-lover in the Western, but he had to leave the film due to a schedule conflict with his upcoming shoot for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

Joel Edgerton, who had previously signed on as the film's villain, will take over Fassbender's role and Jude Law has agreed to be the new villain in the movie.

JANE GOT A GUN follows: 

A woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm.

While it's disappointing that Michael Fassbender has left JANE GOT A GUN I am glad it will give Jude Law the opportunity to play a villain again. He's an excellent addition to the cast and I can't wait to see him chewing up the scenery.

Filming for JANE GOT A GUN was scheduled to start in a couple of weeks in New Mexico but due to the casting change will now start in April.

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Extra Tidbit: Jude Law's first scene in ROAD TO PERDITION is one of my favorite character introductions ever in a film.

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