Originally slated for an August 2014 release, Natalie Portman’s “Jane Got A Gun” has been mired in controversy ever since the film’s original director left the shoot (on day one of principal photography) over creative differences. Gavin O’Connor, who directed Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy in “Warrior,” took the reins and reshuffled the cast, hanging on to vocal producer Portman as his star. But when Relativity filed for bankruptcy this summer it seemed all was lost for this indie outlaw thriller.
While the Western gun-slinging period piece seems a snug fit for both Portman (“Cold Mountain”) and Edgerton (“Animal Kingdom”), “Jane” faces the uphill challenge of convincing audiences all is well with the final product. The pic, which also stars Ewan McGregor, “300” star Rodrigo Santoro and Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), will hit theaters in the UK and Europe on November 25th, 2015—far in advance of its eventual stateside release by new distributor the Weinstein Co. on February 2016.