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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Channing Tatum Possibly Walking Away from Gambit

Gambit may not pay off for actor.

By Brandon Wolfe

The Wrap has reported that Channing Tatum is planning to exit 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off Gambit, which was scheduled to begin production this fall for a planned release on October 7, 2016. No reason has been given for this sudden development, but a source claims that Tatum’s reps are still in discussions with the studio to try and rectify the situation.

If Tatum does walk away from Gambit, it will be a major turnaround, as the film was something of a pet project for the actor, one he took to Comic Con earlier this month to promote. Director Rupert Wyatt will have precious little time to find a new leading man or risk the project falling apart.

I guess they could always give Taylor Kitsch another spin, in the slim hopes that True Detective has taken some of the tarnish off his star.

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