Despite Rumors, Channing Tatum Closes ‘Gambit’ Deal

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Turns Out, It Was All A Bluff!

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A report this week that Channing Tatum had withdrawn from the upcoming Gambit film caused fans of the Magic Mike star and the X-Men series to fear the film was falling apart.

Now, the Fox confirms to EW that there’s no cause for alarm: Tatum has signed his paperwork, and the card-slinging mutant will be headed to the big screen.

Channing Tatum has closed a deal to star in “Gambit” for 20th Century Fox, a source close to project confirmed.

News of Tatum’s official involvement in the “X-Men” spinoff lays to rest the rumors that the project was falling apart.

Tatum has been tied to the superhero pic for some time as producer and star. He even appeared at Fox’s Comic-Con panel with the cast of “X-Men.” Details on the extent of Tatum’s involvement in future “X-Men” projects are still under wraps.

“Gambit” is slated for an October 2016 release.

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” helmer Rupert Wyatt will direct a script by Josh Zetumer, who drew from a treatment written by “Gambit” co-creator Chris Claremont.

In addition to Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg will produce.

The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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