Director Rupert Wyatt Leaves Gambit
Following the earlier rumors of Channing Tatum dropping out of Gambit (which turned out to be not true), now director Ruper Wyatt has departed from the movie.
THR cites a changing script, ballooning budget and extended shoot as reasons for Wyatt leaving Gambit.
Deadline has more of the same in that the change in production date of November to March caused a conflict with another movie Ruper Wyatt is attached to.
Wyatt did release the following statement:
"I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox, but regrettably a push in the start date now conflicts with another project. I thank them for the opportunity, and I know that Gambit will make a terrific film."
It is noted Fox is currently eagerly looking for a new director.
Gambit has a planned October 7, 2016 release also said to star Léa Seydoux.