Variety reports that actress Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) is set to join the long in-development Gambit movie for 20th Century Fox. She’s set to take on the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of the leader of the New Orleans Assassins’ Guild and Remy LeBeau’s first love. Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color, Spectre) was previously attached to play the role in the film until a bout of delays hit the project.
It was recently reported that Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski was in talks for Gambit. The film is set to star Magic Mike‘s Channing Tatum as the titular mutant from New Orleans. Gambit is set to arrive February 14, 2019. The only other release that Valentine’s Day is New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic.
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.
In addition to having Gambit on the way, Fox has New Mutants coming out on April 13, 2018, Deadpool 2 on June 1, 2018 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018.
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