A new report has gone online for “Gambit,” a report that offers an apparent list of characters in the upcoming film based on the X-Men character. Channing Tatum leads the cast of the spinoff feature which has been stuck in development for several years.
Gore Verbinski signed on this year to take the helm, and finally it looks like things are moving along with shooting to begin in New Orleans in the next few months. That Hashtag Show released the character breakdowns for the film which are as follows:
[MARIYA] Female, Causcasian, mid 20s – early 30s. Must be 5’11’+. Tall, stunning and willowy, a Parisian glamour girl. Must speak fluent French or do a perfect French accent. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[LEWIS] Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[MRS. STANTON] Female, Caucasian, 50s. An elegant older woman with a French accent. Must speak fluent French.
[NASH] Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s-early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.
[MAGNUS/WOLFGANG] Male, authentic French. 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.
[FRITZ] Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[WESLEY] Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s-mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[PIA] Female, Native American, early 20s. Street, tough, punk. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[BORIS] Male, mid-20s-30s, Hispanic. Tough, menacing, with a dangerous, craggy character face. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[JOE] Male, any ethnicity, 30-50 years old. We are looking for actors 5’6” and under. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working-class family. Short. Puck-like, with an interesting character face.REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTIONS.
[CARISSA] Female, mixed race, 10-12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[WILHELM] Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent.
[GARY] Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s-early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive.
[NONA] Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s-30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[FRANKLIN] Male, any ethnicity, 20s. An appealing street kid. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[BEN] Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
[HOWARD] Male, Causcasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.
[VERA] Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s-early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable. ROLE REQUIRES SEQUEL OPTION.
It’s thought the first character on the list, ‘Mariya’, is a codename for the character of Bella Donna Boudreaux who serves as the primary love interest. Lea Seydoux had reportedly joined the spinoff film in 2015 in the role, but it’s likely she’s left the gig due to the delays.
Other potential codenames in there includes Lewis being Mr. Sinister, and Carissa being a young version of Candra. “Gambit” is expected to be released February 2019.