The first trailer for Jane Got a Gun has been released and it shows Natalie Portman as wife who has to fend off a gang of outlaws. The western, which is directed by Gavin O’Connor, also stars Noah Emmerich, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.
Jane Got a Gun centres on Jane Hammond (Portman), who has built a new life with her husband Bill “Ham” Hammond (Emmerich) after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang’s cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after duelling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin (McGregor).
For what it’s worth, westerns have had a poor run at the box-office in recent years, so it will be interesting to see if this one can buck the trend. That said, Jane Got a Gun did face a tonne of production issues prior to filming with actors Jude Law and Bradley Cooper both dropping out from the project.