Natalie Portman hasn’t properly led a movie since her terrifying performance in Black Swan won her an Oscar, so it’s great to see her back in leading-lady form in the trailer for her upcoming western, Jane Got a Gun. The movie was plagued with production difficulties—its original director and several lead actors all dropped out—but thanks to costars Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor, along with new director Gavin O’Connor stepping in, the production finally got off the ground. And by the looks of this intensely dramatic clip, everyone involved brought their A-game.
Portman plays a woman who enlists the help of an ex-lover (Edgerton) to help protect her husband from a gang of outlaws out to get him. But by the looks of it, not only does Jane have a gun, she’s not afraid to use it. Check it out in theaters on December 31.