Michael Fassbender has been linked to the upcoming western Jane Got a Gun.

The film stars Natalie Portman as a married woman whose outlaw husband comes home wounded.

She then must turn to her ex-lover for help in defending her farm from the husband's gang.

New York Magazine's Vulture reports that Fassbender is in talks to play Portman's ex-lover.

Jane Got a Gun is being made independently with a budget of under $20m and will be produced by Portman through her Handsomecharlie Films company.