Mars distribution has released the first international trailer for upcoming western, Jane Got a Gun, starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor. You can watch it in the embedded player below.
Directed by Gavin O’Connor, Jane Got a Gun tells the story of Jane Hammond, a young woman who has built a new life with her husband Bill “Ham” Hammond after being tormented by the Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang’s cross-hairs again when Ham comes home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham’s trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane’s past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.
It has not been a very smooth ride for Jane Got a Gun since production began in 2013. First the film lost its previously attached director, Lynne Ramsey, just as soon as production began. A new director was eventually brought on to finish the film, but since its conclusion, the film’s release has been pushed back four times, which climaxed with Relativity media filing for bankruptcy earlier this year and The Weinstein Company picking up distribution rights for the film.
Ordinarily, Natalie Portman is enough reason for me to go see a new film, but when that film is a western with a female lead, then I really have no say in the matter. I have to see it.
Jane Got a Gun is due for release in Europe in November 2015 and the United States in February 2016.
Watch the new trailer below.