Bradley Cooper Replaces Jude Law in ‘Jane Got a Gun’
In the wake of having to find an emergency replacement director in Gavin O’Connor, star Natalie Portman and the other producers of independent film Jane Got a Gun were thrown another blow when Jude Law backed out of the film’s villain role. Now, they’ve pulled off another miracle, having gotten Bradley Cooper to replace Law.
When the film’s original director, Lynne Ramsay, inexplicably abandoned the film on the first day of shooting, the producers were fortunate to get Warrior director O’Connor as a replacement. (Read more on that story here.)
Despite the rough start, the film is now two weeks into production, but then Law departed the film because he had wanted to work with Ramsay. Once again, the producers of the beleaguered film have scored another coup by bringing in Cooper as another emergency replacement. Cooper is a hot commodity in Hollywood right now, fresh off a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, and with The Hangover Part III coming this summer. He most recently starred opposite Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines.
To say that the production has been fortunate to weather these storms is putting it mildly, as smaller independent productions can completely fall apart under less dire problems than these.
Jane Got a Gun will feature Cooper as Bishop, leader of a gang who has shot up the estranged, outlaw husband of Portman’s title character. When Jane realizes that Bishop’s gang is coming to rout her farm, she turns to a former lover (Joel Edgerton) for help.