X-Men Producer Is Trying To Do A Gambit movie with Channing Tatum
Way back last September we first heard Channing Tatum mention he would be interested in playing Gambit.
Tatum said he was from New Orleans and likes the character.
Now X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner states she is trying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum.
"I'm dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum," Shuler Donner revealed to Empire Magazine. "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."
Channing was also enthusiastic about playing Gambit at a previous press conference for White House Down.
"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," Channing said." 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."