The Hollywood Reporter has a nicely detailed account of what went down behind the scenes of Jane Got A Gun. Problem is sources are still giving separate stories, but I presume one of them is correct…or maybe the truth is somewhere in between.
Looking at the direct Natalie mentions, they say that Natalie was unaware of what was going down and that they began looking for a replacement director before she found out along with everyone else on Monday. Natalie is of course a producer herself, so it would be strange of them to risk upsetting their star by keeping it a secret.
The other interesting mention is that after Fassbender left, producer Scott Steindorff presented Natalie and Ramsay with a list of 10 actors that he considered bankable enough to replace Fassy. Problem was Steindorff, Ramsay and Natalie could not reach a decision that they were all happy with and it was then that they decided to shift Joel Edgerton from villain to hero.
Read the full story here. Thanks to Kitten and Arrow.