X-Men spin-off Gambit looks to have found itself a leading lady, with Deadline revealing that Fox has made Lea Seydoux an offer to join the project. Should she sign on the dotted line, she’ll be playing love interest Belladonna Bourdreaux.
In the comic-books, Bourdreaux is not only Gambit’s squeeze, but also a member of the Assassins’ Guild, with powers of her own. Whether or not those character details will be ported over to the movie remains to be seen, but she looks set to be a significant player in any case.
Channing Tatum will star in the title role as the Cajun mutant with the ability to charge inert objects with kinetic energy. Little is known about the plot, although the film is thought to be a straightforwardly standalone adventure. That said, we’d be surprised if there weren’t a cameo or two from some of his mutant brethren… Directed by Rupert Wyatt, Gambit will open in the UK and US on October 7, 2016.