According to Vulture, Michael Fassbender is in talks to star opposite Natalie Portman in director Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming Western, Jane Got a Gun. The movie is about a woman (Portman) that is married to an outlaw who returns home one day half-dead and riddled with bullets. She then turns to an ex-lover (Fassbender) to help protect her farm from the criminals that are after it.

The movie is set to have a small budget, but the script by Brian Duffield is said to be stellar; it even made the annual “black list” list year. It will be interesting to see if Fassbender can fit yet another project on his already full slate, but if he does agree to the role, he will begin filming Jane early next year.

[via Vulture]