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The Director's Chair => The Director's Chair => Topic started by: wilder on May 22, 2012, 06:42:42 PM

Title: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: wilder on May 22, 2012, 06:42:42 PM
Natalie Portman to Star in Western 'Jane Got a Gun' for Director Lynne Ramsay
via The Hollywood Reporter

Natalie Portman is attached to star in and produce Jane Got a Gun, a Western written by Brian Duffield that popped up on the Black List of top screenplays. Lynne Ramsay is attached to direct.  The movie is still coming together, but sources say a bidding war has erupted in Cannes as CAA, which is packaging the project, has quietly shopped it around. Multiple financiers and foreign sales agents -- all of whom are gathered on the Croisette for the film festival and market -- are in the mix, along with several studios back in Los Angeles. The film could end up being financed by a combination of equity, studio money and foreign presales. People were looking at the project last week in Los Angeles, but the dealmaking moved to the South of France once the festival got underway. Ramsay was most recently in theaters with last year's acclaimed indie film We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Jane Got a Gun centers on a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: wilder on October 03, 2012, 06:48:27 PM
Lynne Ramsay's Sci-Fi 'Moby Dick' Tale 'Mobius' Gets Backing
via The Playlist

Scott Pictures has come on board to produce and finance "Mobius" which is set to be directed by Ramsay from a script she co-wrote with Rory Kinnear. "It's more or less inspired by 'Moby Dick,' which is a fantastic novel, an American classic, but funnily enough a lot of people haven't read it. So I'm working on something loosely based on that," Ramsay said last fall. "And it's science-fiction, so we're taking the premise into the galaxy. So we're creating a whole new world, and a new alien. A very psychological piece, mainly taking place in the ship, a bit like 'Das Boot,' so it's quite claustrophobic." So basically, it sounds amazing.

In this new version of Herman Melville's tale, the story will again follow the captain of a ship, hellbent on revenge, this time leading his crew into outer space against an alien with dire consequences for all involved. But we'll have to wait a beat for this one to roll. As you might recall, Ramsay is also gearing up the western "Jane Got A Gun" with Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender (fuck yes), and with that one aiming to shoot in late January, it will go first.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: wilder on November 01, 2012, 02:11:57 PM
Excerpt from her short film, 'Swimmer' (2012) (http://vimeo.com/52389951#)
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: MacGuffin on March 19, 2013, 12:18:13 PM
SHOCKER: ‘Jane Got A Gun’ Loses Director Lynne Ramsay On First Day Of Production

EXCLUSIVE: When the cast and crew of the indie drama Jane Got A Gun showed up for the first day of production Monday in Sante Fe, they learned that director Lynne Ramsay was a no-show and had abruptly dropped out of the film. Among those who learned of her exit yesterday were Natalie Portman, who stars in the film and is producing with Scott Steindorff, Joel Edgerton, Jude Law and Rodrigo Santoro. Steindorff, who is financing the picture through his Scott Pictures label, confirmed the crisis and said they are determined to hold the picture together until they set a new director. He said that would happen imminently.

A lot of filmmakers step off projects and we chalk it up to creative differences, but I can’t remember a situation when a filmmaker who developed a film didn’t show up for work on the day it starts production. Clearly there was drama the weekend before, but this is pretty shocking. Not surprisingly, Steindorff indicated that there is a high level of acrimony here. He said that Ramsay has a pay or play deal, and that he has also retained litigator Marty Singer to keep his options open. The crew is still showing up to work and the project is still being cash flowed, with actors rehearsing scenes.

“I have millions of dollars invested, we’re ready to shoot, we have a great script, crew and cast,” Steindorff told Deadline. “I’m shocked and so disappointed someone would do this to 150 crew members who devoted so much time, energy, commitment and loyalty to a project, and then have the director not show up. It is insane somebody would do this to other people. I feel more for the crew and their families, but we are keeping the show going on, directors are flying in, and a replacement is imminent.”

As for the prospect of legal ramifications, Steindorff said: “She was pay or play, and Marty Singer has been retained. My focus is on making this movie, but I will protect all my rights. This comes down to an irresponsible act by one person.”

Ramsey, best known for directing We Need To Talk About Kevin, wasn’t immediately available for comment, but I will update this as I learn more.

In the Brian Duffield-scripted drama, Portman plays the title character, a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullets. Convinced his gang will return to finish him off and destroy her farm, the woman turns to an ex-lover she hasn’t seen in a decade to help her defend the farm.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: matt35mm on March 19, 2013, 12:25:41 PM
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: Robyn on March 19, 2013, 02:21:59 PM
Yeah, WTF!? I just hope this ends well for Lynne.

I wonder what happened. This is so weird.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: MacGuffin on March 20, 2013, 11:22:03 AM
Warrior’ Helmer Gavin O’Connor Rides To Rescue On ‘Jane Got A Gun’

EXCLUSIVE: When We Need To Talk About Kevin helmer Lynne Ramsay pulled a no-show and dropped out of helming Jane Got A Gun on the first day of shooting, producer and financier Scott Steindorff said they were determined to set a new director quickly and keep the picture from falling apart. Well, it looks like they’ve gotten themselves a good one. A deal is closing with Gavin O’Connor, the writer-director of Warrior, Pride And Glory, Miracle and Tumbleweeds. O’Connor will get the picture underway Thursday.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: Sleepless on March 20, 2013, 01:38:35 PM
Jude Law has dropped out, so they need to recast his part pronto too.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: matt35mm on March 20, 2013, 02:21:40 PM
I'm going to drop out of giving a shit about this movie now that Ramsay's not making it.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: wilder on May 11, 2016, 11:18:35 AM
Lynne Ramsay Returns With ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Starring Joaquin Phoenix
via The Playlist

Joaquin Phoenix is attached to star in Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here.” The actor will play a damaged military war veteran, who now rescues women involved in sex trafficking. However, when a job goes wrong at a Manhattan brothel, he sets out on a path of vengeance in the face of violence and corruption.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: Lottery on May 02, 2017, 08:13:55 PM
Jonny Greenwood Scoring Lynne Ramsay’s ‘You Were Never Really Here’ (http://theplaylist.net/jonny-greenwood-scoring-lynne-ramsays-never-really-joaquin-phoenix-20170502/#)
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: Shughes on February 26, 2018, 06:13:07 PM
Nice Interview here:


I was also lucky enough to see You Were Never Really Here at Glasgow Film Festival last week and Ramsay did a Q&A after. In my opinion she is one of the least pretentious but most natural and informative speakers when talking about her work.
Title: Re: Lynne Ramsay
Post by: WorldForgot on March 27, 2018, 01:46:13 PM
An interview with Joaquin Phoenix on process and intuition -- (https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/03/27/movies-are-strange-man-joaquin-phoenix-talks-about-not-knowing-whats-next/)