Natalie Portman's Jane Got a Gun Trailer Released ... Finally.

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Natalie Portman finally debuted in the first trailer for her role in Jane Got a Gun, which tells the story of a pioneer woman who resorts to seeking the help of her ex-lover to defend her home and family from a gang of bounty hunters.

A troubled production, Jane Got a Gun was originally touted as a Blacklist script from Insurgent writer Brian Duffield to be directed by We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay and starring Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender and Joel Edgerton. That didn't last long. Fassbender soon left because of reported schedule conflicts, and Ramsay left the production soon after. And then, Warrior director Gavin O’Connor quickly replaced Ramsay and hired Anthony Tambakis to rewrite the script.

The production also suffered several cast changes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper considered taking on the leading man role.

But finally, after several pushed release dates, we’re finally getting our first look at footage from the film.

The international trailer, with Portman, Edgerton and Scottish native Ewan McGregor doing a Southern accent, was released on Wednesday.

Jane Got a Gun with Natalie Portman will be released in France and the U.K. next month and is expected to hit theaters in the U.S in February.

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Pam Wright