Theory #15

Since Lynne Ramsay left Jane Got A Gun we’ve heard many possible reasons for her exit. From over controlling producers to directors cut arguments to struggling to meet deadlines to falling out with her star. Well it was only a matter of time before Natalie got dragged into it. Previously we had heard that Natalie might not have even known about the conflict between Ramsay and producer Scott Steindorff, which seemed dubious, and now The Observer is reporting hearing that Natalie and Ramsay also had a falling out. I think that’s more likely given that Natalie is a producer, and that we haven’t heard anything from Natalie’s camp, but at this point we’re all clutching at straws. Let’s just hope we get a good film out of this mess.

The short piece is well worth a read and I thought the final paragraph was interesting.

“She’d been in control all the way, but the last week of pre-production became a series of calamities for a film-maker as precise and visionary as Lynne. It’s a shame to think Hollywood can’t accommodate a talent like hers, but maybe she was naive to think it wouldn’t be a rough ride.”

That strikes me as probably being close to the truth. A talented artist who just doesn’t have the experience in the Hollywood system to navigate those compromises that are unfortunately a necessity. Thanks to Kitten for the find.