Lea Seydoux Joins Gambit

Reports out of Hollywood today confirm that Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) is set to star in 2016 feature ‘Gambit’. No, we’re not talking about terrible Colin Firth films here! We are talking the latest X-Men Universe spinoff! Seydoux, also soon to be featured as the newest “Bond Girl” in the upcoming ‘Spectre’, has been the role of mutant Bella Donna Boudreaux – the skilled assassin and hand-to-hand combatant capable of astral projections. Seydoux reportedly beat out Abbey Lee and Rebecca Ferguson for the role, and will star across from Channing Tatum playing the film’s namesake.

Rupert Wyatt is set to direct the stand-alone ‘Gambit’ feature, a re-imagination of the Gambit character from 2009’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’. Wyatt notably directed ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ and more recently the Mark Wahlberg led ‘The Gambler’. The plot details are currently unknown, but ‘Gambit’ will develop the previously underplayed character Remy LeBeau, a notoriously cocky, card-throwing, degenerate gambler. Look forward to another chapter in the highly successful X-Men series next year.

Written by Patrick Alexander
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Channing Tatum Quits Gambit?

Early this morning, the news broke that Channing Tatum may well be leaving his upcoming ‘Gambit’ project, for unknown reasons. After being introduced at comic-con this month, surrounded by plenty of hype and excitement, this announcement will come as a shock to many fans. 

As a spin-off from the ‘X-Men’ series, the ‘Gambit’ project was scheduled for release next year and was due to commence filming this autumn. Whilst nothing is concrete, and no real details of the issue have been released, for Fox to even mention a hint of a rift is not a promising sign.

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes
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