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X-Men Producer Lauren Shuler Donner on a Channing Tatum Gambit Movie

January 30th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner in a recent interview with Empire, says that Channing Tatum is on board to take on the lead role in a Gambit movie:

“I’m dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum. That doesn’t have to be a great big movie. It’s a thief in New Orleans, it’s a whole different story. He’s on board, and I have to get the studio on board. How can anyone resist Channing? He’s such a sweetheart.”

So a lower budget take, that could work well.

During a press conference last year for White House Down, Tatum had said that he would indeed like to play the mutant:

“I would like to play Gambit. Gambit’s my favorite. I’m from New Orleans, around that area. My dad’s from New Orleans, and I like to do a Cajun accent. I could do it for real.

No knock on Taylor Kitsch, though, ’cause I actually like his Gambit, but I’ve always lived around Cajun people. Gambit was always like the woman-loving, cigarette-smoking, drinking guy. He was the punk rock of all the superheroes. He’s a thief. He kind of rode the line.”

You can watch Tatum’s comments on Gambit here:

What do you think of Channing Tatum as Gambit is a solo film?

Source: Empire

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