Jude Law has withdrawn from indie western film Jane Got a Gun, after its director Lynne Ramsay failed to turn up on set for the first day of filming.
Of Ramsay's unprecedented no-show, producer Scott Steindorff said: "We're ready to shoot, we have a great script, crew and cast. 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."
It has since been announced that Warrior's Gavin O'Connor will take over directing responsibilities, but Law's exit appears to be a reaction to the departure of Ramsay, whose involvement had reportedly convinced him to join the project.
Ramsay, known for the critically acclaimed We Need to Talk about Kevin, is yet to make a statement regarding her decision to drop out.
Jane Got A Gun is based on a screenplay by Brian Duffield and tells the story of farmer's wife Jane who must enlist the help of an old flame to help defend her life and home. Black Swan's Natalie Portman is set to play Jane alongside Joel Edgerton and Robrigo Santoro.