Bradley Cooper Is the New Jude Law as ‘Jane Got a Gun’ Bad Guy — REPORT

 Bradley Cooper

Could the unfortunate luck of Jane Got a Gun finally be ending? After many last-minute exits and casting switcheroos, Bradley Cooper is in talks to join the cast of the plagued production, Deadline reports.

The film’s villain role first belonged to Zero Dark Thirty’s Joel Edgerton. But when then-leading man Michael Fassbender left a week before filming began, Edgerton stepped up and took on the starring role. Jude Law then joined the movie as the villain, but left shortly after writer/director Lynne Ramsay’s abrupt exit on the first day of shooting. Less than 24 hours after Ramsay’s departure, Warrior’s Gavin O’Connor stepped up as replacement director.

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If Cooper does indeed finalize the deal to join Natalie Portman and Edgerton in the film, he’ll play a character named Bishop, the man whose gang has attacked the estranged outlaw husband of a woman (Portman). When the gang comes to destroy her farm, she turns to a former lover (Edgerton) for help. Jane Got a Gun is in production now with an expected release date in 2014.

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