Gambit movie to begin production in March in New Orleans
Little has been heard about 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Gambit movie in some time, but now ABC affiliate WGNO in New Orleans brings word that the film is looking to start production in the Big Easy this March! Check back here for more updates on the Gambit movie as we learn them.
Channing Tatum will star as the titular mutant in the film, a role he has been vying for for some time. He’s joined by Lea Seydoux as the female lead of the film, Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of the leader of the New Orleans Assassins’ Guild and Remy LeBeau’s first love.
Gambit will be directed by Edge of Tomorrow‘s Doug Liman and features a script by Josh Zemuter, based on a treatment by Chris Claremont. Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are producing. The film is set to follow both the X-Men spinoff Deadpool on February 15 and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27. Previously set to debut October, a new release date has not been announced.
Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990, Gambit, a New Orleans native mutant, quickly became a fan favorite due to his kinetic energy manipulation abilities and penchant for stealing. The character’s only big screen appearance to date (outside his name being featured as an Easter egg in X2) was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, played by Taylor Kitsch.