‘Gambit’ Update: Lea Seydoux Offered the Role of Female Lead in the Movie

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
‘Gambit’ Update: Lea Seydoux Offered the Role of Female Lead in the Movie

There were a few contenders for the role of the female lead in the upcoming Channing Tatum starrer “Gambit” movie. Lea Seydoux, Abbey Lee and Rebecca Ferguson were the top three contenders for the said role however it seems we have a clear winner amongst the three. Read on for more details.

According to Comicbook.com, producers of the movie 20th Century Fox have finally made an offer to Seydoux for the role of Belladonna Boudreaux opposite Tatum’s Remy LeBeau.

Seydoux is known for her work in “Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol,” “Midnight in Paris” and the upcoming Bond movie “Spectre.” It was earlier reported that Seydoux had competition when actresses like Abbey Lee and Rebecca Ferguson were also being considered for the role.

Ferguson, however, chose to voluntarily withdraw her name from the race since she got an equal exciting project with Emily Blunt; the final judgment came down to Seydoux and Lee.

According to sources, FOX have made an offer to the actress and it remains to be seen if she chooses to take up the role. In the comic book, Remy and Belladonna were childhood friends despite belonging from the rival guilds, Assassins and Thieves. A decision was made for them to get married so that the rival guilds could be united, however things went awry. It was when Belladonna’s brother challenged Gambit in a fight and got killed resulting in Gambit being exiled from New Orleans.

It is also being said that both Remy and Bella did meet at multiple occasions later when Bella sought Gambit’s help against an enemy that was attacking her guild. Gambit, of course, chose to help her because maybe there was still something left between the two. Despite all the reunions and efforts to reconcile, Remy only ended up leaving Bella and going his way.

Empire Magazine reported that it remains to be seen how much will the makers of the film explore Bella’s life and whether will she gain powers in the movie too just like she did in the comics.

“Gambit” movie releases on Oct. 7, 2016.

Read: ‘Gambit’ Update: Three Actresses Currently Testing for the Part of Belladonna Boudreaux

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.