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Movie News – Gambit Film Loses Third Director (X-Men, Channing Tatum)

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Deadline is reporting that the X-Men spinoff film Gambit, starring Channing Tatum, has lost its third director. Previously, directors Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman were attached, but hopes were raised last year when Gore Verbinski was attached to the long-in-development project. Wyatt exited the film because of scheduling issues, while Liman left to direct Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark, which he then also left. Verbinski’s reason for leaving Gambit is also scheduling.

Gore Verbinski, who had come aboard to direct the long-in-the-works X-Men spinoff Gambit, is pulling off of the 20th Century Fox movie. This was an amicable split, we hear, owing to scheduling issues with several other projects on the director’s plate. Channing Tatum remains aboard as the lead role.