Ac­tor Chan­ning Ta­tum has re­port­edly pulled out of Gam­bit be­cause he has got of­fers from other films

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Af­ter set­ting a start date, the up­com­ing su­per­hero film Gam­bit has now suf­fered a ma­jor set­back as its lead star Chan­ning Ta­tum (above) has re­port­edly dropped out of the film. The deal be­tween Ta­tum and the film stu­dio is in se­ri­ous jeop­ardy and may fall apart. The Hol­ly­wood star and his cre­ative part­ner Reid Carolin were ini­tially set to pro­duce the movie, and it is not clear if the duo will still be in­volved in pro­duc- ing ca­pac­ity, or whether Si­mon Kin­berg and Lau­ren Shuler Donner will move for­ward with­out the help of other pro­duc­ers.

Latest news sug­gests that the Magic Mike ac­tor had been in­volved with screen tests for the film’s fe­male lead with Lea Sey­doux in con­tention. Other sources close to the film’s crew sug­gest that di­rec­tor Ru­pert Wy­att will soon have to find a new lead­ing man. As of now, plot and cast de­tails of the film are still scarce. Gam­bit is set to hit US the­atres in Oc­to­ber 2016.

Ta­tum will next be seen in the Christ­mas re­lease The Hate­ful Eight, along­side Sa­muel L Jack­son and Kurt Rus­sell. The 35-year-old will also co-star Ge­orge Clooney and Scar­lett Jo­hans­son in Hail Cae­sar which will ar­rive in Fe­bru­ary 2016. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Gam­bit’s pro­duc­tion house and Ta­tum could not be con­tacted for a com­ment.

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