French Star Léa Seydoux Offered Female Lead in Gambit

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20th Century Fox has offered French star Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color, Spectre) in its upcoming X-Men spinoff film Gambit, opposite Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, Jump Street films), according to Deadline.

Seydoux, the 30-year-old French actress who starred in Midnight in Paris, Blue is the Warmest Color, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, will also be in the latest James Bond film Spectre. According to the report, she's playing BelladonnaBoudreaux. In the comic books, Bella Donna and Gambit (aka Remy LeBeau) were childhood friends, even though their families were from rival Guilds, Assassins and Thieves. As they got older, a marriage was arranged between the two in hopes of bring the Guilds together, but plans get twisted when Bella's brother challenges Gambit to a fight to the death. After Remy won, he got kicked out from New Orleans and left without Bella Donna.

Gambit will be released in theaters on October 7, 2016.