Gambit: Lea Seydoux offered role opposite Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum may have met his match in Lea Seydoux.
The French actress has been offered the female lead opposite Tatum in Gambit, Fox’s X-Men spinoff movie, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.
Seydoux, who first turned heads in the coming-of-age drama Blue Is the Warmest Color and also has a role in the upcoming Bond movie Spectre, would play Bella Donna Boudreaux, leader of a guild of assassins.
Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Gambler) is directing Gambit, which will star Tatum in the title role as a superpowered Cajun rogue who turns everyday objects into explosives. The script is by Josh Zetumer (2014’s RoboCop).
Along with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool movie, Gambit underscores Fox’s efforts to expand its X-Men superhero franchise beyond the core characters. Gambit is set to hit theaters Oct. 7, 2016.
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