In a situation that exactly parallels that time you just decided not to go to your dumb job waiting tables, leaving millions of dollars and Natalie Portman in the lurch, director Lynne Ramsay just decided not to show up for work on her first day of shooting Jane Got A Gun. The Western (presumably based on the old traditional cowboy song by Aerosmith) had already endured some serious behind-the-scenes shake-ups, with Michael Fassbender dropping out recently, surely to the disappointment of the horses. After replacing him with Jude Law, in the role of the ex-lover who helps protect Portman‚Äôs farm from dangerous outlaws, the film seemed back on track right up until yesterday, when Ramsay‚ÄĒbest known for helming the indie We Need To Talk About Kevin‚ÄĒsimply didn‚Äôt show up, without so much as, say, a phone call claiming her grandmother had died.

In fact, Deadline says there‚Äôs been no comment from Ramsay yet at all, with producers branding her no-show an ‚Äúirresponsible act‚ÄĚ that‚Äôs led to them seeking a replacement director and even retaining a lawyer to potentially pursue litigation under Ramsay‚Äôs pay-or-play deal. But presumably that case will be scrapped as soon as Ramsay finally runs onto the set and tells everyone she overslept and had car trouble and, like, no one stopped to help. Also, her cell phone totally died.

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