After reports last week that the upcoming Gambit film was to lose its leading man Channing Tatum, many feared the film would never see the start of production. However after resolving some contract issues, Tatum has officially signed on for the role, so the search has begun to find him female co-star. Deadline have reported three actresses currently in talks to play the role of Bella, she is Gambit’s love interest betrothed together to prevent war between their two opposing families.
The actresses being considered are: Leya Seydoux, star of films including Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Rebecca Ferguson who many claim was the breakout star of the summer blockbuster Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Abbey Lee who starred in the critically acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road. Gambit is scheduled to be released by FOX on October 7, 2016.