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Gambit kicks off in October
Actor Channing Tatum.

News website Showbiz411 claims they received a casting call for Gambit under the title Chess.

By IANS

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Published: Wed 29 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jul 2015, 8:40 AM

THE SPIN-OFF TO X-Men, Gambit, starring Channing Tatum, will reportedly start filming in October in New Orleans.
News website Showbiz411 claims they received a casting call for Gambit under the title Chess. The characters mentioned in the casting call were Louis, Vera, Wes, Fritz, Nash, Willhelm, Gary, Nonna, Joe, Ben, Boris, Clarissa, Wolfgang and Howard.
Three of them are described as females, while the rest are male. The information also includes the description and the characteristics of the roles and the ethnicity of the characters, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Since the film will shoot under a code name, some of the characters' names might also be aliases.
Meanwhile, sources have claimed that the movie, in which Tatum will play LeBeau aka Gambit, will cost over $150 million to produce.
The estimated cost is $154,975,309, over $111 million of which will be spent in Louisiana.
As of now, Tatum is the only star attached to the project. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, the action fantasy movie is slated for a release on October 7, 2016. IANS



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