It has been reported that Lizzy Caplan is now in talks to join the cast of "Gambit". Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Gambit and the future of the X-Men franchise as we learn it. Details regarding her role are being kept under wraps, but she's said to be the female lead. Recently, we reported that a movie based on Multiple Man is being put together, although Gambit has been in production for a lot longer. The character was previously played by Taylor Kitsch in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The X-Men spinoff stars Tatum as Gambit, a Cajun with the ability to control kinetic energy.
20th Century Fox refused to comment at the time of Variety's scoop, but that hasn't stopped curious fans from linking Caplan's casting with the seemingly vacant role of Bella Donna.
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Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), Gambit is expected to slink into theaters on February 14th, 2019.
Channing Tatum is also on board Gambit as producer in addition to Reid Carolin, and X-Men's Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.
Caplan's recent film credits include Now You See Me 2 and Allied, and she'll soon be seen alongside her co-stars from The Interview, James Franco and Seth Rogen, in A24's upcoming comedy The Disaster Artist.