As a slight pick me up after the news of Jane Got A Gun moving, from an August release to one in February, lightscamerareaction spoke to someone who saw an early cut of the film. First a mention about whether the film would be ready for August (this was before the news broke).
I don’t see any reason why it can’t be. I saw it at the test screening late last year, and while the film clearly wasn’t finished then, I’ve seen other screenings where the film had more work to be done, and I thought the original August date was totally reachable.
When asked about the film itself he doesn’t give much away, but it sounds more positive than not.
I signed an NDA (and the film was unfinished) so I can’t really go into detail about it yet. But I’ll say it is probably not an Oscar contender (just not that kind of film) except maybe for cinematography, but I don’t expect it to be a massive failure some are predicting either.
I thought the late August release date made sense, I believe Lawless had that date, and this film reminded me of that in some ways (that film was also one of the ones they asked if you had seen to qualify for the screening).
This is the second time we’ve heard from someone who has seen the film, the first being a rave for Natalie’s performance but more modest feelings for the film itself.