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Joel: Musical chairs on Jane film

Joel Edgerton has admitted it was tough dealing with the setbacks on his film Jane Got A Gun, but he is proud he stuck with it.

The Western drama, also starring Natalie Portman, was delayed after director Lynne Ramsay quit just before shooting began, and there have been several casting changes, with Joel replacing Michael Fassbender in a big role and both Jude Law and Bradley Cooper once linked to a part that has now been filled by Ewan McGregor.

Joel told Digital Spy: "It was like musical chairs. Everybody swapping roles, and the director going AWOL."

He went on: "We forged a great movie out of fire, because it was a difficult situation, but the result of all those difficulties and hardships along the way has been remarkable.

"I just finished the last piece of work on that movie."

"I'm really, really proud of it, and I needed to be proud of it, because we worked so hard to keep that thing from falling over," he added.

The film, directed by Gavin O'Connor, sees Natalie play a woman who runs away from her outlaw husband (Ewan) and is forced to team up with an ex-boyfriend - played by Joel - to protect her family.

It was recently delayed further when the release date was pushed back from February 2015 to September 2015.

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