Michael Fassbender is out, Jude Law is in for Jane Got A Gun
I have nothing against Jude Law. In fact, I think he’s one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood and he’s one of the few guys that turns in consistently great performances. However, he’s not Michael Fassbender and although Jude Law is a decent replacement, I can’t help but be less excited about JANE GOT A GUN without Fassbender’s involvement. But X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is running over schedule and as such, Michael Fassbender has had to drop out of director Lynne Ramsay’s film, which is due to start filming next week. And although I said Jude Law would be replacing him, that wasn’t technically accurate since Law will actually be taking Joel Edgerton’s role and Edgerton will move into Fassbender’s.
So to recap, JANE GOT A GUN will follow a woman (Natalie Portman) that is seeking help from her ex-lover (was going to be Michael Fassbender but will now be Joel Edgerton) when her outlaw husband (was going to be Joel Edgerton, but now will be Jude Law) is injured and being hunted by his former gang. So it’s still a great cast, just not quite what we were hoping for. (THR)