*Extremely Seinfeld voice* What is the deal with this Gambit movie, am I right? Channing Tatum’s long-developing and oft-troubled X-Men solo project has lost yet another director, as Gore Verbinski, who most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness, has exited the project — and though the split was reportedly “amicable,” this Gambit movie (and Tatum’s inability to keep a director on board) is starting to feel like a big ol’ prank.
It seems that Channing Tatum’s long-developing — and frequently delayed — Gambit movie is finally back in business. After losing two directors and his leading lady, Tatum took the X-Men spinoff back to the drawing board to re-develop the screenplay. With Fox’s X-Men universe quickly expanding following the success of Deadpool, it looks like the studio is ready to give Gambit the green light, and they’re eyeing Lizzy Caplan to join Tatum.
Channing Tatum and longtime collaborator and producing partner Reid Carolin were set to make their co-directorial debut with an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s YA novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. The film was set up with The Weinstein Co., but in an official statement released today, Tatum and Carolin revealed that they are no longer developing the project at the studio in the wake of extensive sexual assault and harassment allegations against former studio head Harvey Weinstein.