×

Natalie Portman’s ‘Jane Got A Gun’ Heading For U.S. Sale

The Weinstein Co., Relativity in talks for rights

Relativity Media and The Weinstein Co. are in talks for U.S. rights to “Jane Got a Gun,” starring Natalie Portman , Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich and Rodrigo Santoro.

The deal came together after footage was shown at Cannes this week. The companies had no comment, but an informed source confirmed the talks.

CAA is repping domestic rights and Exclusive Media is selling international rights to “Jane” at Cannes.

“Jane” is produced by Scott Steindorff, Portman and her Handsomecharlie Films, Aleen Keshishian, Terry Dougas, Scott LaStaiti and Straight Up Films’ Regency Boies.

Gavin O’Connor directed “Jane,” replacing Lynne Ramsay as director on the indie Western. Ramsay departed in March just before shooting was to start in New Mexico.

Gun,” penned by Brian Duffield, stars Portman as a woman who asks an ex-lover for help save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. Joel Edgerton plays the ex-lover, while Jude Law and Bradley Cooper were on board to play the leader of the gang — a role finally filled by Emmerich.

Michael Fassbender had been set to play the ex-lover role but left the project several weeks before production started.

O’Connor’s directing credits include “Pride and Glory” and the pilot of Showtime’s “The Americans.”

Deadline.com first reported the talks for sale of U.S. rights.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Mackenzie Davis Terminator Dark Fate

    ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Terminator: Dark Fate.” Ads placed for the sci-fi action film had an estimated media value of $6.81 million through Sunday for 796 national ad airings [...]

  • Judy & Punch review

    Damon Herriman Stands Out as 'The Nightingale' and 'Lambs of God' Lead AACTA Nominations

    Dark thriller, “The Nightingale” and miniseries “Lambs of God” lead the pack at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. In nominations announced on Wednesday, they picked up 15 and 18 nods, respectively. Jennifer Kent’s “The Nightingale” was one of six films nominated in the best film category. With others including Mirrah Foulkes’ [...]

  • Cardi B

    Cardi B Joins Vin Diesel in 'Fast & Furious 9'

    Cardi B has joined the cast of Universal’s “Fast & Furious 9” in an undisclosed role. It’s the rapper’s first movie part since her role as the stripper Diamond in STX’s drama “Hustlers.” Vin Diesel disclosed the casting Tuesday in a post on his Instagram account with a video that showed him and Cardi B [...]

  • James Wan

    Film News Roundup: James Wan's Horror Thriller 'Malignant' Gets August Release

    In today’s film news roundup, James Wan’s “Malignant” gets a late-summer release, a Rita Hayworth documentary is shooting and Women in Animation have announced diversity awards winners. RELEASE DATE Warner Bros. has set an Aug. 14 release date for James Wan’s horror thriller “Malignant.” Wan will direct the movie, based on a story by Wan [...]

  • Michael Shannon Benedict Cumberbatch Tuppence Middleton

    How Martin Scorsese Saved 'Current War' From Harvey Weinstein

    Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon finally gets to release his version of his long-in-the-making “The Current War.” The film, about the competition between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, was originally set to be distributed by the Weinstein Company after Harvey Weinstein recut it, much to Gomez-Rejon’s chagrin. To make matters worse, Weinstein premiered the movie at the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content