Jude Law is the latest star to quit troubled production Jane Got a Gun, which has already had director Lynne Ramsay and Michael Fassbender exit the project.
Jane Got a Gun made headlines earlier this week when Scottish director Lynne Ramsay did not arrive on the Santa Fe set for the first day of shooting.
Lynne Ramsay was swiftly replaced by Warrior director Gavin O’Connor, but this did not stop Jude Law also leaving the project.
Michael Fassbender was the first to pull out, citing scheduling conflicts.
The Hunger star’s role was taken by Australian actor Joel Edgerton, who remains with the western alongside its leading lady Natalie Portman and Brazil’s Rodrigo Santoro.
According to showbiz website Deadline, Jude Law only signed on to the film in order to work with Lynne Ramsay and did not wish to remain following her exit.
That earlier departure drew an exasperated response from the film’s producer Scott Steindorff, who said he was “shocked and disappointed” by Lynne Ramsay’s no-show.
Lynne Ramsay has made no comment about her involvement in the film or the reasons for her departure.
Jane Got a Gun tells of a woman, played by Natalie Portman, who turns to an ex-lover to help her defend her farm against her outlaw husband’s former associates.