Tom Cruise isn’t the only actor heading to the Old West. It seems Natalie Portman is also hopping onto the Western wagon, as the Academy Award-winning actress is set to star in a modern western titled Jane Got A Gun, to be directed by Lynne Ramsay.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Portman won’t only be starring but also producing Jane Got A Gun. The film will tell the story of a woman whose outlaw husband returns home barely alive. She has to ask an old lover to defend their farm as the husband’s gang gets closer to finish him off. No word yet on who will play the husband.
Ramsay is one of the few female directors to have achieved some success and recognition. Her latest film We Need To Talk About Kevin was hailed by critics and got an outstanding performance out of Tilda Swinton. She played a woman who had to deal with the mistakes of her son. In a similar fashion, it appears Portman’s Jane will have to deal with her husband’s faults.
Currently, Portman is working on Terence Malick’s next two movies, Lawless and Knight Of Cups. She’s also set to return as Jane Foster in Thor 2. Hopefully all goes well and Jane Got A Gun gets made soon.
Are you excited to see Portman star in a western?