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After Lynne Ramsay exited and star Jude Law followed suit, Deadline reports that Bradley Cooper is set to fill Law's shoes in "Jane Got a Gun." Cooper joins Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, and director Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior") for the film.  The cast and crew discovered that Ramsay had withdrawn from the film the morning of the first day of shooting. Even with some obstacles to its beginning, "Jane Got a Gun" is two weeks into production. Per Deadline, the producers "pulled off a minor miracle here" as the film schedule was basically kept up even with sudden departures.  Cooper, hot off the Oscar-nomination for his role in "Silver Linings Playbook," a lead role in Derek Cianfrance's buzzy indie "The Place Beyond the Pines" and some overseas cache from his "Hangover" stints, should be a satisfying replacement both stateside and internationally. Cooper will play a man whose gang shoots an outlaw, »

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