Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

‘Gambit’ adds ‘Spectre’ Bond girl Lea Seydoux to star with Channing Tatum

Fox continues to move ahead with their Gambit film adaptation and even though Channing Tatum nearly walked away, the new deal was struck and he now has a leading lady. Lea Seydoux (Spectre, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) had been tapped to co-star in new reports.

Deadline reports that Seydoux will play Belladonna Boudreaux aka Bella, who “In X-Men lore, Bella was Gambit’s love since childhood, but eventually she gained powers of her own and became head of the Assassins Guild. Gambit, aka Remy LeBeau, was head of the Thieves Guild. The French actress is repped by WME, United Agents and Agence Adequat.”

The gossip site lists Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train) and Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, Neon Demon) as the other two top contenders.

Ferguson now in talks for The Girl on the Train, they added.

Spectre-Lea-Seydoux photoGeeks of Doom equated “The story of Bella” to “Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Gambit and Bella started out as best friends, but little did they know, they both came from rival Guilds. Gambit is associated with the Thieves Guild, while Belladonna has a connection to the Assassin’s Guild. In an attempt to unite the two guilds into one, and quell the rivalry, their fathers arranged the two to be married. But Bella’s brother had challenged Remy to a fight, and Remy killed him. As punishment, Gambit was exiled from New Orleans.”

Seydoux also appeared in Blue is the Warmest Color, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Midnight in Paris. She can next be seen starring alongside Daniel Craig in the newest James Bond film Spectre.

Rupert Wyatt directs Gambit from a script written by RoboCop (2014) scribe Josh Zetumer based on a treatment penned by Chris Claremont.

Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing. Gambit will arrive in theaters on October 7, 2016.

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