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“Star Wars” actors are re-teaming on screen! But no, I’m not talking about “Star Wars Episode VII” from J.J. Abrams. Ewan McGregor is joining “Jane Got a Gun” with Natalie Portman. He’s playing the role of the villain after Bradley Cooper was force to leave because of scheduling conflicts. Cooper had joined the cast because Jude Law dropped out of the project after Lynne Ramsay (former director) was a no-show. Law had joined because Joel Edgerton moved from playing the villain to the hero after Michael Fassbender left the project. Whew.

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“Macbeth” reunites stars

At one point, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman were going to co-star in “Jane Got a Gun” before the film lost its director, lost Fassbender and gained Jude Law. Now Portman has joined the cast of “Macbeth” and will play Lady Macbeth. Here’s to hoping the two stay on the project this time!

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What a production so far. Lynne Ramsay left was a no show on the first day of filming. The production also lost Jude Law as the western’s villain ,which stars Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. Now production is getting back on track. Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”) is in as director and Bradley Cooper has replaced Law. Hopefully this film turns out decent because I’m much more interested in this project because of the trouble than I ever was before.

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This is quickly turning into one troubled production. Former director Lynne Ramsay failed to show up on the first day of production of “Jane Got a Gun”. The film found “Warrior” director Gavin O’Connor to step in to helm the film. Now Jude Law said he is exiting the project due to recent events. Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Rodrigo Santoro are starring in the film. It’ll be tough to find a replacement actor up to the quality of Law when he’s on his A-game.

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After the interesting news that “Jane Got a Gun” was without a director because Lynne Ramsay failed to show up to the first day of production, the film is back on track. “Warrior” director Gavin O’Connor is taking over the project. The film stars Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Jude Law. It seems pretty hard to see how this turns out well, even if O’Connor is a talented director, but we’ll see.

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I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but this seems awfully unprofessional. Director Lynne Ramsay was a no-show to the first day of shooting of “Jane Got a Gun”, leaving cast and 150 crew members scrambling. Natalie Portman (who is also starring) and Scott Steindorf are looking to find a replacement and reports are that a replacement is imminent. The film also stars Joel Edgerton, Rodrigo Santoro and Jude Law. Obviously we don’t know Ramsay’s side of the story yet, but apparently the relationship between the two sides soured in a hurry.

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I’ m not entirely sure why anyone thinks this would be a good idea. For the record, Guy Ritchie’s reboot of “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were mildly entertaining, but far from classics. Now David Goyer, who wrote “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” as well as the upcoming “Man of Steel” will direct a reboot of “The Count of Monte Cristo”. He didn’t write the script. Michael Robert Johnson, who wrote the upcoming “Pompeii” (doesn’t exactly inspire confidence) wrote the script and is said to take a more “graphic novel” approach and the buzz is that this will be like a 19th century Batman.

This doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. But I suppose it could turn out well.

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Fassbender out, Law in on film

Michael Fassbender has left the upcoming film “Jane Got A Gun” because of conflicts with the schedules of that and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Joel Edgerton, who was to play the villain in the film, will take over Fassbender’s role as the hero and Jude Law will now play the villain. The film also stars Natalie Portman.

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Looks like we have our first hit of 2013. “Identity Thief” opened strongly with $36 million, the first R-rated comedy to open over $20 million since last year’s “Ted”. The film, which starred Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy opened higher than director Seth Gordon’s previous highs (“Four Christmases” at $31 million and “Horrible Bosses” at $28 million) and much higher than McCarthy’s “Bridesmaids”, which opened with $26 million. All three of those films earned at least $117 million, meaning this film is well positioned to earn at least $100 million.

“Warm Bodies” fell to second. That left Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” to open in third with $10 million. The film, which stars Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jude Law had a disappointing opening that was less than half of what “Contagion” opened with.

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Two very different films hit theaters this weekend. Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy star in the comedy “Identity Thief” from the director of “Horrible Bosses”. Next, Steven Soderbergh is back with another (final?) film in “Side Effects” starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and more. Which one will fare the best?

“Identity Thief” should be the top movie this weekend. The question is how big. “Horrible Bosses” brought in nearly $30 million on its way to more than $100 million total. But it won’t be able to match that, partly because of its February release and partly because, at least in the group I saw it with, it just wasn’t as funny as it should have been. This one should open in the low 20s, but won’t have good legs.

Opening weekend: $21-23 million

This is the film that deserves to be seen, but I fear it will get lost. The movie is different and serious, but it looks fantastic. However, the appeal is pretty limited here. Unfortunately this one looks like it will fare pretty badly.

Opening weekend: $10-12 million

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