Channing Tatum's Gambit Starts Filming In New Orleans This March


Channing Tatum's Gambit will begin filming in Hollywood South this March, according to WGNO.

The X-Men solo film was supposed to begin filming in November 2015, but those plans were put on hold when director Rupert Wyatt unexpectedly exited the project in September. After a couple months, 20th Century Fox hired Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) to helm the project.

Tatum will play the card-tossing mutant, Remy LeBeau (Gambit), whose family come from a guild of thieves. He's a master-thief capable of stealing your wallet and your heart with his endless charm. Lea Seydoux (Spectre) is playing Belladonna Boudreaux, a childhood friend of Remy's in the comic whose family belongs to a rival guild of assassins. To unite the guilds, a marriage is arranged between the two.

As of right now, nobody know if any of the source material will be covered in the film, which the producer Simon Kinberg described as a PG-13 "heist movie and a sexy thriller in a way."

Gambit was initially scheduled to open October 7, 2016, but will probably be pushed back to 2017.