Michael Fassbender in Talks to Star Opposite Natalie Portman in Western "Jane Got a Gun"

Michael Fassbender is a very busy man, and he looks to be showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Per Vulture, Fassbender is currently in negotiations to join Portman in We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay’s Jane Got a Gun. The script by Brian Duffield landed on the 2011 Black List and centers on “a woman whose outlaw husband returns home barely alive and riddled with bullet wounds. She is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm when her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.” Fassbender would play said ex-lover who teams up with Portman’s character.

Jane Got a Gun is being financed independently on a budget under $20 million, with Portman producing through her handsomecharlie films banner. If Fassbender’s deal closes, the plan is to start production early next year.

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