4:21pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Lea Seydoux Circling X-Men Movie 'Gambit' Opposite Channing Tatum
Lea Seydoux has received an offer to star in Gambit, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff movie, opposite Channing Tatum.
Rupert Wyatt, who directed Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will direct the film.
Josh Zetumer penned the script for the film, based on a treatment by Gambit co-creator Chris Claremont. Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are producing.
Seydoux just has an offer at this point, so there's always the possibility that it won't make. But if it does, she'll play the head of the Assassin’s Guild, a woman named Bella.
Gambit, centering on the card-throwing superhero who can manipulate kinetic energy, is slated for release Oct. 7, 2016.
Seydoux is known for her work in Blue Is the Warmest Color, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. Her upcoming projects include The Lobster, which premiered at Cannes, and the next James Bond film, Spectre. She’s repped by WME and United Agents.