Michael Fassbender Joins Natalie Portman's Western 'Jane Got a Gun'

August 27, 2012
Source: Vulture

Michael Fassbender

Back in May, we wrote about former Black List project Jane Got A Gun, a western from writer Brian Duffield set to star and be produced by Natalie Portman. The film, to be directed by We Need to Talk About Kevin helmer Lynne Ramsay, follows a young woman whose outlaw husband stumbles home pumped full of bullets, so she must reach out to a former lover to help protect her homestead from the criminals who are on the way to finish off the husband. Vulture's spies tell them that Michael Fassbender is in talks to take the role of the Portman's gunslinging former lover, which sounds pretty damn awesome. Read on!

The closest thing to a western that Fassbender has done was the disappointing Jonah Hex, and Portman hasn't dipped her acting toe into those waters yet either, so this is an exciting prospect for fans of a genre that doesn't get enough love these days. Duffield's script ended up on the Black List in 2011, and it sounds like a hell of a story in which both Portman and Fassbender - who was born to play a steely cowboy - can certainly shine. I love that both of these actors have no problem bouncing from huge superhero franchises to smaller indie productions like this, and that versatility is why Portman has had such huge success in her long career and why Fassbender has shot to the A-list faster than any other actor in recent memory. Word is that filming is supposed to start early in 2013, so we'll keep you posted.

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments


"The closest thing to a western that Fassbender has done is Steve McQueen's upcoming Twelve Years A Slave" Just to correct you on that he was in the movie "Jonah Hex" which was a genre of it or not still counts as a role

JerseyBoy on Aug 27, 2012


Yep, just remembered about that one. I try to forget about it at all costs, hah. Thanks for the heads up either way, though.

Ben Pearson on Aug 27, 2012


If you just remembered about it then why was picture in the article with Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex before you made the correction 🙂

JerseyBoy on Aug 27, 2012


Thank you for the correction! Watch your editing next time my friend!

JerseyBoy on Aug 27, 2012


Go and get a life for yourself, dickhead!

Kinks! on Aug 28, 2012


I lost all my lives in Pac-Man and I dont have any coins left 🙂

JerseyBoy on Aug 28, 2012


With your c unt-like face, go back on the streets and you'll have a pocket full of coins in no time.

TheRagingCajun on Aug 29, 2012


Now isn't that weird Natalie Portman's character in Thor was named Jane also....

JerseyBoy on Aug 27, 2012


Who gives a shit?

TheRagingCajun on Aug 28, 2012


She had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain. She said "Cause nobody believes me. The man was such a sleaze. He ain't never gonna be the same".

Bobo_Vision on Aug 27, 2012


I knew the nerds at this site wouldnt get this reference.

Bobo_Vision on Aug 28, 2012


I just figured it was obvious.

grimjob on Aug 28, 2012


Sounds good. Big fan of westerns. I hope Portman puts on some weight, that girl looks scary skinny.

rocky728 on Aug 27, 2012


she's got an enormous head, too.

beevis on Aug 27, 2012


Dig it, sounds cool. I love me a good western.

grimjob on Aug 27, 2012


I wonder what sort of role Fassbender's wang will be playing in this film? It has it's own agent now, right?

Lebowski on Aug 27, 2012


Eh, I'm not a fan of Natalie Portman's acting.

rennmaxbeta on Aug 28, 2012

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