Jane Got A Gun, the indie Western Natalie Portman is starring in and co-produced, is set to hit theaters in February 2015.
The film has been surrounded by controversies, with a director switch at the start of production, male leads dropping out left and right and a lawsuit. Now, the producers hope to put all that behind them and get the movie in front of audiences.
Relativity and The Weinstein Company, which picked up the project in May 2013, have scheduled the film for release on Feb. 20 in the U.S., reports Variety. This is the first film to be scheduled for that day.
Jane had a troubled production, starting with original director Lynne Ramsay getting fired. The producers filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that she not only failed in her duties as director, but also didn’t work on the script as she was hired to do so. The lawsuit was finally settled in March, but terms were not disclosed.
With Ramsay out and Warrior director Gavin O’Connor in, the issues were not over. Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper were all attached to star in the lead villain role, but each of them dropped out. Eventually, Portman’s Star Wars co-star Ewan McGregor was cast in the role.
Joel Edgerton stars as Portman’s former lover and Noah Emmerich plays her husband. She has to protect her husband from a gang of criminals who want to kill him.
I have just uploaded screencaps to the gallery of Natalie in Star Wars I, Star Wars II, and V for Vendetta. Star Wars I and II were her break out roles, and V for Vendetta was released in 2005. The links are posted below.
My name is Jessie and I’m the new owner of Radiantly Chic. I’m a huge fan of Natalie Portman, and Claudia has kindly let me adopt her site. I will be working on filling any gaps in the gallery, and updating you on all the latest news on Natalie. My email address is olsen_portfolio[at]hotmail.com and one of my other fansites is I Heart Taylor Swift.
Leaving a crying cast and crew behind in the Levantine dust, Hollywood actress and director Natalie Portman has said au revoir to Israel and bonjour to Paris. The “Black Swan” star has been directing and starring in the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness” on location in her home country of Israel.
Basing herself in Tel Aviv with her recently converted hubby Benjamin Millepied and son Aleph, Natalie has spent the last month and a half working in the conservative neighborhood of Nahlaot in Jerusalem filming this project based on the book written by Amos Oz.
While the residents of Nahlaot couldn’t be happier to get Hollywood out of the ‘hood, The Times of Israel reported that the actors are feeling a twinge of sadness that the experience is over.
“There’s a hole in my heart,” said actor Gilad Kahane, in an interview on Good Evening with Guy Pines. “It was my first film, but she’s such a wonderful director. She’s confident, she knows what she wants and she’s a great leader.”
The shoot itself is not new it’s from a Dior campaign from 2013, but it’s totally new to me, I’ve never seen any outtakes of this. Enjoy them!
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On Thursday the 20th of February K4P Jerusalem had the pleasure to welcome actress and activist Natalie Portman to our offices. She took a break from filming her directorial debut here in Jerusalem to visit, an adaption of Israeli novelist Amos Oz’s acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness.
With people arriving early the anticipation and excitement was palpable. Staff, alumni, volunteers, members of the steering committee and young people from the culminating groups awaited her arrival with baited breath. This excitement was not just that we were about to meet one of most prolific female actresses in Hollywood but that this was a woman born in Jerusalem, well known throughout the world who speaks with hope that, “someday [we] use our unique human assets of language and empathy rather than military technology or propaganda to resolve this conflict” A ideal that K4P endorses and works through. Having just gained NGO statues we are working towards developing and delivering a programme that will do just that. By extending the hand of friendship we are surmounting mountains that politics in the region has failed to deliver on. This visit is a testament to all the young people that have participated and a reminder to the staff that the work we do is of importance in shaping the worlds understanding of life in the Middle East.
Natalie Portman is disappointed she won’t be in Star Wars Episode 7.
The Oscar-winning actress appeared as Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and her character dies giving birth to Luke Skywalker and Leia in 2005?s Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
Given Padme’s tragic story, it’s highly unlikely she will be in the forthcoming Star Wars film, much to Natalie’s dismay, as she will be missing out on a chance to work with director JJ Abrams.
When asked by Movie Pilot what her thoughts are on Episode VII, she said: ‘I am so excited about them. I think JJ Abrams is such a talent and I can’t wait to see what he does. I am only sorry that my character died, which means I can’t be in them. I saw him somewhere and I said “How did this happen? I can’t believe I’m not going to be in the new movie.”’
Meanwhile Abrams is busy pulling together a cast, which doesn’t include Transformers 4 star Jack Reynor, but could reportedly include Judi Dench, Gary Oldman, Michael B Jordon, Michael Fassbender and Zac Efron.
The director is gearing up to start work on Episode 7, which might be taking place from May to September according to HitFix.
Star Wars Episode 7 is out on December 18, 2015.