The actor reportedly left the project because he specifically signed on to work with Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin), who pulled a no-show on the first day of production after having heated arguments with producer Scott Steindorff the week prior. Ironically, Jude Law himself was a last-minute replacement. Michael Fassbender had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Joel Edgerton, who was already cast in a different role, took Michael Fassbender's role, with Jude Law taking Joel Edgerton's place.
Natalie Portman stars in the Western, written by Brian Duffield, as a wife who finds her husband coming home riddled with bullet wounds, clinging on to dear life. She enlists the help of an ex-lover to help defend her land when the gang of outlaws who shot her husband return to finish him off. Rodrigo Santoro also star.
Production was scheduled to begin as early as Thursday, but with this latest departure, it is unclear when cameras will roll.