Natalie Portman To Star In Lynne Ramsay Western JANE GOT A GUN

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Natalie Portman To Star In Lynne Ramsay Western JANE GOT A GUN
It seems Natalie Portman is ready to get back in the saddle, both figuratively and literally. Having taken a good block of time away from work following Black Swan to focus on being a parent, Portman is at the center of a flurry of activity in Cannes.

The gist of it? Portman has been announced as star and producer of upcoming western Jane Got A Gun, based on the Black List script by Brian Duffield with We Need To Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay at the controls. The project is doing the rounds in Cannes with an eye to securing financing and - according to The Hollywood Reporter - there's something of a bidding war brewing.

Ramsay is best know for her social-realist dramas so, while a surprising choice to helm a western she's certainly an intriguing one. And Portman has certainly proven herself proficient with firearms in the past.
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TJMay 23, 2012 10:38 AM

hi Todd

you really consider her movies "social-realist dramas"?

to me all three are HIGHY stylized, poetic and create a world that's not much interested in reality (and that's a good thing)

this would be her first 'genre' picture though....exciting to see what she'll do with that.

probably not per se colouring inside the lines of the genre

Todd BrownMay 23, 2012 11:21 AM

Yeah, you can argue the 'realist' point there but all of her stuff so far has been pretty heavily driven by social issues. I guess maybe we need to coin a new phrase for her?

Joe YoungMay 23, 2012 12:02 PM

Poetic realism..?¨

hahahhahahhahh....but this sounds very interesting....Lynne Ramsay is very visually gifted director, a western in her hands would be magic....she started out as still photographer, I think.

And a blacklist script.....sign me up...thanks for update Mr Brown.