Channing Tatum is set to play an X-Men favorite character Remy LeBeau AKA Gambit. Gambit is rumored to debut in 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse" right before appearing in his own solo spin-off film. Created by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee in 1990, the New Orleans native mutant with kinetic energy manipulation abilities and penchant for stealing has only seen the big screen once (outside his name being featured as an Easter egg in "X2") was in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," played by Taylor Kitsch. The new Gambit film is set to be released in October 2016 and is Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) with screenplay by Josh Zetumer (RoboCop). Thanks to Showbiz411 a casting call list has been found for several of the film roles with brief descriptions of some of the characters set to appear in the film. Some names may change in order to keep rumors flying, but here is what they are looking for:
- Louis– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side.
- Vera– Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.
- Wes– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive.
- Fritz– Male, any ethnicity, 40s – 50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy.
- Nash– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.
- Willhelm– 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.
- Nonna—Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – 30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.
- Joe– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working class family.
- Ben–Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan.
- Boris–Male, Hispanic, 20s. Charming, handsome, and dangerous..
- Clarissa– Female, mixed race, 10 – 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.
- Wolfgang– Male, authentic French, 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.
- Howard– Male, Caucasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.