Natalie Portman's upcoming western, "Jane Got A Gun," has been through some rough metaphorical waters recently. First Hitlist-fave Michael Fassbender dropped out of the film; the Fassbender, as we like to call him, was originally slated to play Portman's ex, who's enlisted by her to help save her outlaw husband from a rival gang of crooks. Joel Edgerton ("Zero Dark Thirty"), who was originally slated to play the evil gang leader, subsequently stepped up to play Fassbender's character, leaving the villainous role to Jude Law. Then director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need To Talk About Kevin") abruptly left the project on the eve of production, taking Law with her. Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior") has been hired to direct, and now that Bradley Cooper's on board to take over from Law, maybe the film can actually, you know, start filming.
What do you think, Hitlisters? Going from Portman, Fassbender, and Edgerton to Portman, Edgerton and Cooper isn't much of a come-down. Besides, if anyone can play an evil gang-leader, it's the devilishly handsome/talented Cooper, who was born to play villains. At least as far as we're concerned. Meanwhile, Edgerton has a nice history with O'Connor, giving us hope there. And as for Portman potentially sporting six-shooters and spurs? Well, we'll believe it—maybe—when we see it.