Natalie Portman is on board to star and produce the western Jane Got a Gun, with Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) directing from the Black List script by Brian Duffield.

THR reports:

Jane Got a Gun centers on a woman whose outlaw husband returns home barely alive and riddled with bullet wounds. She is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm when her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.

CAA is currently shopping the project at Cannes, which is already receiving a lot of buzz. Financing has yet to come together, but it is likely to be set quite soon, and we’ll be sure to report on any deal when it takes place. Are you interested in seeing this?

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