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The Natalie Portman–Starring Jane Got a Gun Swaps Michael Fassbender for Jude Law

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This summer, we reported that Michael Fassbender was cast to star opposite Natalie Portman in We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay’s Western Jane Got a Gun. Well, The Hollywood Reporter writes that he is now leaving the project because of scheduling, causing an accented-actor shuffle. Taking his place is the Australian Joel Edgerton (a.k.a. the “her confidence” Navy SEAL from Zero Dark Thirty), who originally was cast to play the villain. This left a bad-guy space that the British Jude Law will fill. This move comes only a couple of weeks before filming was supposed to start — good thing they’d already budgeted for an accent coach.

Jane Got a Gun Swaps Fassbender for Jude Law