One of the more troubled productions in recent film history is that of the new western Jane Got a Gun. The film’s original director, Lynne Ramsay, has now spoken out against the allegations being leveled against her in a lawsuit filed by the producers.
While the statement doesn’t give us much to go on, it is the first that we’ve heard from her camp since she left the production earlier this year.
Lynne Ramsay has not been served with this lawsuit and, when she is, she will respond in court and not in the media. That said, the allegations as recently reported are simply false. Lynne looks forward to presenting the truth about this situation in the proper forum.
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Last week, with the troubled indie "Jane Got a Gun" in the midst of post-production, came news that its original director Lynne Ramsay was being sued by her former producers for the return of an alleged $750,000 in fees following her abrupt departure from the project. Now comes word that Ramsay has not been served with the said lawsuit. In a statement released on Saturday, the "We Need to Talk About Kevin" director's team states that the allegations are "simply false." It reads: "Lynne Ramsay has not been served with this lawsuit, and when she is, she will respond in court and not in the media... Lynne looks forward to presenting the truth about the situation in the proper forum." To recap on the troubles that have plagued the indie Western: The Natalie Portman vehicle was scheduled to begin shooting earlier this year with Ramsay at the helm but not a »
- Nigel M Smith
Ramsay denies both receiving the suit and the allegations supposedly contained within it about her behaviour on the set of Jane Got a Gun
In a statement released on Saturday the director of Morvern Callar and We Need to Talk About Kevin said she knew little about the suit revealed last week in the Hollywood Reporter and would not be discussing it in the press.
The statement reads: "Lynne Ramsay has not been served with this lawsuit and, when she is, she will respond in court and not in the media. That said, the allegations as recently reported are simply false. Lynne looks forward to presenting the truth about this situation in the proper forum."
Ramsay quit production »
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Back in March, the news got out that the production of the western Jane Got A Gun had hit a rather severe snag on its first day of shooting: director Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) never showed up, leaving the cast and crew stranded. The weeks that followed were rife with rumors and accusations, both from supporters of Lynne Ramsay on one side and supporters of producer Scott Steindorff on the other side. Within a day, Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) stepped in to take over the directing duties, ensuring the survival of the film. With some delays and cast changes (Michael Fassbender left and got replaced with first Jude Law, then Bradley Cooper, and finally Ewan McGregor), Jane Got A Gun indeed wrapped...
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Lynne Ramsay parted ways with Jane Got a Gun the day she was supposed to begin directing the star-studded Western with Natalie Portman. The troubled production endured last-minute cast shuffling and director Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) stepped in at the last moment to rescue to project, but producers haven’t forgiven Ramsay so easily. They sued the We Need to Talk About Kevin director on Monday for breach of contract, claiming she had agreed to rewrite the script and direct the film for about $800,000 — $500,000 of which she had accepted before not showing up on the film’s first day of production. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Producers of Natalie Portman-starring indie drama allege that the director was 'abusive' and 'under the influence of alcohol' on set before quitting the production
Producers of the troubled Natalie Portman western Jane Got a Gun are suing film-maker Lynne Ramsay for the return of $750,000 in purported fees, claiming she failed to take on her contractual duties to direct the film and exhibited "abusive", alcohol-fuelled behaviour on set, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ramsay quit production of the indie drama following a three-day standoff with producer-financier Scott Steindorff in March. The film, which stars Portman in the title role of a farmer forced to desperate measures to protect her life and home, immediately struggled to hold onto its high-profile cast in the wake of her failure to arrive for work on the first day of shooting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Joel Edgerton was originally due to play the villain, »
- Ben Child
It was reported in March that the We Need to Talk About Kevin filmmaker had quit the Natalie Portman-starring western without notice on the first day of production, and she was swiftly replaced by Gavin O'Connor (Warrior).
The film's producers filed a suit against Ramsay in a New Mexico federal court on Monday (November 4), alleging that she was paid a six-figure sum for work that she failed to complete. Producers are asking that Ramsay pay back the money; they also are seeking punitive damages over claims of fraud and breach of contract.
The suit, as obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, also alleges that Ramsay was "repeatedly under the influence of alcohol" on set, and "was abusive to members of the cast and crew and was generally disruptive".
The plaintiffs also allege that Ramsay "failed to adhere »
Even with director Lynne Ramsay out of the picture, the troubled Western "Jane Got a Gun" continues to court controversy months after her departure, with the film now in post-production. To recap: The Natalie Portman vehicle was scheduled to begin shooting earlier this year with Ramsay ("We Need To Talk About Kevin") at the helm, but not a single camera rolled until late spring/early summer when the project was salvaged by director Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior"), who came in to save the day after Ramsay was a no-show on her own set. Reportedly unbeknownst to Portman and Jude Law (who was initially replaced by Bradley Cooper, and ultimately Ewan McGregor), Ramsay had dropped the project after disputes with one of the films' producers/financiers. Now comes news that Ramsay is being accused of having showed up on set intoxicated and treating both the cast and crew unjustly. The producers are »
- Ohad Amram
Update: The producers of troubled Western "Jane Got a Gun" are filing a lawsuit against Lynne Ramsay in federal court alleging that the director, who abruptly left the production one day before shooting began, was paid $500,000 to tweak the screenplay by Brian Duffield and direct the film, duties she didn't follow through on. The producers are also claiming Ramsay displayed dangerous behavior on set. Per In Contention, the suit claims that Ramsay "was repeatedly under the influence of alcohol, was abusive to members of the cast and crew and was generally disruptive…[she also] failed to adhere to proper safety protocol for handling weapons on set, when she pointed a prop gun directly at a camera and, in turn, at the camera crew before first taking proper precautions." Yikes. Back in May, Relativity and the Weinstein Company teamed to acquire "Jane Got a Gun" for distribution. The film is directed by Gavin O'Connor »
- Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
While Lynne Ramsay's exit from "Jane Got A Gun" earlier this year, followed by some casting switcheroos, was no doubt a headache for all involved, the focus at the time seemed to be on getting the picture made. Producers quickly snared Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior," "Pride & Glory") to take over and the movie was shot this summer without incident. But of course, the whole story about what went down before cameras rolled has yet to be told. For her part, Ramsay has remained mum about those events, though reports suggested she was battling for final cut, however a new lawsuit suggests her behavior on the movie was far from professional. Producers are taking Ramsay to federal court, looking to get back the $500,000 she was paid to polish Brian Duffield's script (which she apparently never did) and direct the movie (which obviously, didn't happen). But as always, there's more. The »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It has seemed almost too quiet on the "Jane Got a Gun" front as of late. But beneath the surface, things have been tumultuous for the Natalie Portman western. You may recall director Lynne Ramsay walked off the movie on day one of shooting, leaving a cast and crew high and dry on the New Mexico set with no clue that she was already on a plane. "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor replaced her, cleaned house a bit and attempted to forge on, though rumor had it things were in just as much disarray as the day he arrived, if not worse. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The Outsider has been written by Andrew Baldwin (Logan's Run) from a story by John Linson (Sons of Anarchy) and will be Miike's first English language film since 2007's Sukiyaki Western Django, a spaghetti western which featured Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino among its cast. »
- Gary Collinson
Tough guy Tom Hardy has flexed his muscles in films like "Dark Knight Rises," "Bronson" and "Warrior," but can he handle the extreme nature of Japanese auteur Takashi Miike? The two are pairing for the upcoming Yakuza thriller "The Outsider," which will follow an American vet in post-wwii Japan who falls in with a vicious crime syndicate. The prolific Miike is known for directing such no-holds-barred Japanese genre films as "Ichi the Killer," "Audition" and "13 Assassins." It's safe to say that "Outsider" will likely be a far cry from Hardy's upcoming starring role in the Elton John biopic "Rocketman." Worldview Entertainment »
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Frank Grillo ("Warrior"), Dianna Agron ("Glee"), John Leguizamo ("Kick Ass 2"), Minnie Driver ("The Phantom of the Opera"), Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl") and Maggie Q ("Nikita") have all joined Aram Rappaport's indie thriller "A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island"
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With the help of his wife, he recruits his rag tag team of misfits, and prepares to save the world from total financial implosion.
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Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce Takashi Miike’s crime thriller “The Outsider” starring Tom Hardy, the company announced Tuesday. Before he plays Elton John in “Rocketman,” Hardy (seen above in “Warrior”) will play an American former G.I. in post-wwii Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family. Andrew Baldwin wrote the screenplay based on an idea by Linson Entertainment’s John Linson, who will produce with Art Linson alongside Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners and Qed’s Bill Block. Also Read: Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in ‘Rocketman’; Focus to Distribute in U. »
- Jeff Sneider
Just as “The Hunger Games” author Suzanne Collins introduced a dystopian world that entranced millions of readers and moviegoers, so Lionsgate’s marketing chief Tim Palen has brought that universe to life in an elaborately detailed campaign for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” that goes beyond traditional movie posters, billboards, trailers and websites to establish a unique realm of its own.
Palen’s innovative ideas — not the least of which was setting the book’s iconic mockingjay logo ablaze — helped propel the first of four planned “Hunger Games” movies to nearly $700 million in global ticket sales. He’s now taken the marketing narrative and imagery to a new level in hopes of broadening the audience for the upcoming Nov. 22 release beyond teens and tweens to the faith and family crowd, Hispanics, African-Americans, fashionistas, even seniors.
For Palen, whose soft-spoken, understated demeanor defies a fierce, tattooed marketing warrior with a meticulously plotted battle plan, »
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A few months ago word got out that Tom Hardy was looking at playing Elton John in a biopic called Rocketman. That casting choice has now been set in stone by an official announcement. It's still hard for me to imagine Hardy in this role. He's such a great actor, though, that I'm sure he's going to be fantastic in the movie.
The movie has been described as, "a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music... it follows his life story from a child piano prodigy (who by age 11 won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music) to a young man who rebelled against his strict upbringing, wore outrageous costumes and became a global icon who teamed with songwriter Bernie Taupin to sell more records that just about any musical artist of his era."
This is going to be very different from anything we've seen Hardy do before. »
- Joey Paur
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