TA­TUM’S SURELY DO­ING GAM­BIT

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Chan­ning Ta­tum (right) has closed a deal to star in Gam­bit, the spin-off movie of X-Men. The move con­tra­dicts re­ports that ap­peared last week sug­gest­ing the ac­tor would exit the pro­ject af­ter fail­ing to come to terms with pro­duc­tion com­pany 20th Cen­tury Fox, re­ports hol­ly­woodreporter.com.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, Ta­tum and the stu­dio did hit a sen­si­tive spot in ne­go­ti­a­tions, but such back-and-forth is a nor­mal part of top-level tal­ent deal­mak­ing. The Magic Mike star’s par­tic­i­pa­tion hardly was in any real dan­ger be­cause the ac­tor al­ready had in­vested quite a bit in the su­per­hero part.

Ta­tum has been at­tached to the movie as both ac­tor and pro­ducer for a few years and even made a sur­prise ap­pear­ance at the X-Men panel at Comic-Con in July. Ru­pert Wy­att, who di­rected Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will di­rect Gam­bit. The film is slated for an Oc­to­ber 2016 re­lease.

Sources say that Ta­tum and the stu­dio did hit a sen­si­tive spot in ne­go­ti­a­tions, but such back-and-forth is nor­mal

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