For every movie that makes it to our screens, there are a greater number of movies that get stalled in development hell, never to see the light of day. However, few movies have come with such a bizarre set of circumstances as the ones that have surrounded Jane Got a Gun.
Unfamiliar with the complete clusterf**k that has become the Jane Got a Gun production? Let me break it down for you:
- signs on to direct.
- signs on the play the female lead.
- signs on the play the male lead.
- Michael Fassbender leaves due to scheduling conflicts.
- , who was originally set to play the film's villain, is moved to the lead. then signs on for the villain role.
- Ramsay, after some shady things went down behind the scenes, is a no-show on the first day of filming, leaving the cast and crew high and dry in New Mexico, quitting the production without even so much as a letter.
- Producer is understandably furious and makes no qualms about saying exactly what he thinks of Ramsay's actions in a candid interview with Deadline:
I have millions of dollars invested, we’re ready to shoot, we have a great script, crew and cast. I’m shocked and so disappointed someone would do this to 150 crew members who devoted so much time, energy, commitment and loyalty to a project, and then have the director not show up. It is insane somebody would do this to other people. I feel more for the crew and their families, but we are keeping the show going on, directors are flying in, and a replacement is imminent.
- Jude Law reads the writing on the wall, says "Yeah, NOPE" and bounces.
- replaces him.
- Bradley Cooper leaves.
- ultimately lands the role.
- Somewhere in there, replaces Ramsay as the director, but, according to rumors, the production is still just as much of a mess as it was when Ramsay was there.
Still with me? Great. Because the business is about to get a whole lot more nasty. On Monday, according to local news site KRQE, Steindorff and the other producers sued Ramsay for abandoning the production. But the lawsuit has kicked up even more dirt, alleging 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.
So, that all happened. I think it's safe to say that Ramsay has blacklisted herself about as effectively as anyone could ever have hoped for. What I'm saying is, this situation calls for slow claps all around. How about you?