Doug Liman To Helm X-Men’s “Gambit”

“Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Bourne Identity” helmer Doug Liman is in talks to direct the Channing Tatum-led “X-Men” spin-off movie “Gambit” at 20th Century Fox.

Tatum will play the fan-favorite Marvel Comics character, a New Orleans-born mutant who can manipulate kinetic energy. Lea Seydoux is also onboard as the female lead – the guild of assassins leader Bella Donna Boudreaux.

Liman takes over the project from Rupert Wyatt who departed in September. Tatum, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Reid Carolin remain onboard as producers.

The film opens in cinemas October 7th next year.

Source: Variety