Rupert Wyatt To Direct Gambit


Via Entertainment Weekly, British director Rupert Wyatt has been chosen to direct Gambit which stars Channing Tatum in the titular role.

Rupert Wyatt made his directorial debut in The Escapist (2008), a film that he also wrote with Daniel Hardy.  Wyatt’s next outing has been his most famous so far — the 2011 sleeper hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).  He later went on to direct The Gambler (2014) and also directed the pilot episode of Turn.

The live-action incarnation of Gambit made his debut in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) — though his name only appeared in X2: X-Men United (2003) — and was played by Taylor Kitsch.  On May 13, 2014, Channing Tatum was confirmed to take over the role in a solo movie.

Gambit is set for a release date of October 7, 2016.  It will be produced by Channing Tatum, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Simon Kinberg, directed by Rupert Wyatt, written by Josh Zetumer from a treatment by Chris Claremont, and star Channing Tatum as Remy Etienne LeBeau / Gambit.

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