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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