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'Jane's Got A Gun' recruits Ewan McGregor for villain role

McGregor replaces Bradley Cooper on the project

By Corwin Neuse May 7, 2013 8:36AM
Both for the sake of our collective sanities and so we can finally write about other things, let's all hope that this casting merry-go-round stops here. According to Deadline, Ewan McGregor is in final talks to replace Bradley Cooper on Natalie Portman's upcoming western, "Jane's Got A Gun." Cooper himself was replacing Jude Law, who was taking over for Joel Edgerton, who took over for Michael Fassbender—who may or may not have been taking over for the late Paul Newman, who, in turn, may or may not have been taking over for Humphrey Bogart. All in all, you could probably play a nice game of "5 Degrees of Kevin Bacon" just using the actors who ultimately didn't play the role that McGregor now inherits.

Will this be the last bump in the road for the troubled production? Would a reality series about its casting drama be the highest rated show on E! right now? And will we ever get to see the diminutive, dashing Portman saddle up and shoot some outlaws in the face? Only time will tell. At least we don't have any impending Mayan apocalypses to look forward to. More details as they become available...
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