[Movies] X-Men Producer Wants Channing Tatum to Play Gambit
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.31.2014
In a solo film...
Lauren Schuler Donner has been involved with the X-Men franchise for quite a while, and her stewardship as a producer extends to the upcoming Days of Future Past as well as X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Force. She isn't stopping there though, and she has spoken with Empire Online about a potential Gambit film...with Channing Tatum.
"I'm dying to do a Gambit movie with Channing Tatum," Donner said. "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."
Tatum, for his part, is a fan of the character according to Fandango and was set to play old Remy Etienne LeBeau in X-Men: The Last Stand before his character was cut. He said while doing press for last year's 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."