Natalie Portman is attached to star in and produce the Western Jane Got a Gun for director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin).

The project centers on a woman who must defend the farm from her outlaw husband's gang, after he manages to return home, clinging to life after a gunfight. The wife seeks the help of an ex-lover when the gang shows up on their land.

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Brian Duffield wrote the screenplay, which landed on The Black List and has sparked a bidding war at Cannes between financiers, foreign sales agents, and studios. The project may end up being funded by a combination of studio funds, private equity firms, and foreign pre-sale deals.