Relativity Media and the Weinstein Company have emerged from a heated bidding war in exclusive negotiations to jointly acquire U.S. distribution rights to Gavin O'Connor's Western "Jane Got a Gun," an individual with the project has told TheWrap.
Joint acquisitions have happened in the past, though the latest distribution deal represents a unique partnership that will see both companies bring different strengths and resources to the table.
Natalie Portman stars as the title character alongside Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor.
CAA brokered the deal, which is for a wide release.
Producers include Scott Steindorff, Aleen Keshishian, Regency Boies of Straight Up Films and Portman, who produced through her Handsomecharlie Films banner. Brian Duffield wrote the initial script, which was significantly changed after O'Connor came on at the...