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Channing Tatum Wants 'Gambit' To Be Standalone, Says Movie Is Just "Conversations And Dreams" Right Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 1:22 PM
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Channing Tatum, Gambit
With the studio superhero game plan these days to take characters and expand them outward in growing universes, the idea that they'll take risks with standalone properties that don't tie into the main, money-churning narrative seems slim. After all, that was the initial idea with "Ant-Man," and look how that turned out. Nevertheless, Channing Tatum—newly anointed as Gambit—is hoping he'll get a chance to shine solo before joining the rest of the X-Men clan over at Fox.

Confirmed: Channing Tatum Will Play ‘X-Men’ Character Gambit In Stand-Alone Solo Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 13, 2014 2:00 PM
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Channing Tatum, Gambit
You would think that if a relatively big star like Channing Tatum would get caught up in the super hero film sweepstakes, he’d get a better character than the relatively mediocre, sub-character of Gambit from the “X-Men” comics and movies, but evidently the “Magic Mike” star just loves the character.

‘Magic Mike: XXL’ Set For July 4th Weekend 2015; Channing Tatum Says Entire Cast Returning

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2014 2:21 PM
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Magic Mike 2
What do we know about “Magic Mike 2” so far? Well, as we revealed exclusively a few weeks back, the official title will be “Magic Mike XXL” and Greg Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh’s longtime producer/first A.D./creative co-hort will take over the directing duties (Soderbergh has “retired” which basically means directing TV, but no feature films).

'X-Men' Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Says Channing Tatum Is "On Board" For A 'Gambit' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 10:40 AM
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Gambit Channing Tatum
The last time we heard anything about a standalone "Gambit" movie was circa "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," when Taylor Kitsch briefly popped up in the role. But the movie flopped and everyone likes to forget it happened, but it seems the character has now some life with hopes that he can shuffle his deck of cards on the big screen again.

Watch: 4 Clips & New Pics From 'Gambit' Starring Cameron Diaz & Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2012 4:58 PM
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While it doesn't have a U.S. release date just yet, the Coen Brothers penned, Cameron Diaz and Colin Firth starring comedy "Gambit" is already kicking up its heels overseas. A remake of the 1966 Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine film, while on paper it sounds promising, the end result is a bit more disappointing (read our review here), but judge for yourself with four clips from the movie below.

Review: Coen-Derived Caper Comedy 'Gambit' Features A Game Colin Firth, But That's About It

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 9, 2012 12:58 PM
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Of all the genres to try and pull off, the romantic caper flick -- think "To Catch A Thief," or "Charade," or even "Ocean's Eleven" -- is one of the trickiest. For such a film to work out, it's got to be as light as a feather and feel entirely effortless, and all too many films aiming to hit that sweet spot end up feel entirely effort-ful. But if anyone feels like they might be suited to that sort of thing, it would be the Coen Brothers, who penned the script for the remake of a minor classic of the genre, the 1966 Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine film "Gambit." Have they pulled off?

Watch: Eccentricity Reigns In Trailer For Coens-Penned 'Gambit' Starring Colin Firth & Cameron Diaz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 8:47 AM
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Nudity, lions, an art heist, outrageous accents and Stanley Tucci -- "Gambit" appears to have it all (depending on what your definition of "all" is), and a new, full-length trailer for the Coens-penned movie has dropped. And if anything, it proves that the brothers' brand of eccentricity-laced humor hasn't been lost in translation.

Watch: Wacky First Footage From 'Gambit' Starring Colin Firth & Cameron Diaz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 8:02 AM
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When a movie is getting most of its buzz because it has a script written by Ethan and Joel Coen there are certain...expectations. But if this first footage of the upcoming "Gambit" is anything to go by, there is a difference between a movie written by the Coens and a movie written and directed by the Coens.

Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz And A Lion Feature In First Posters For 'Gambit'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 6, 2012 8:58 AM
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For the second year in a row, it seems that we won't be getting a new Coen Brothers film. The directors had been especially prolific in recent years, with four films in four years between "No Country For Old Men" and "True Grit," but producer Scott Rudin confirmed a while back that it was unlikely that their latest, "Inside Llewlyn Davis," would be ready in time for release in 2012, despite the hopes of many. We suspect we won't see the film until Cannes next year at the earliest, but fans should take heart: a project that the brothers had a hand in will be surfacing over the next few months.

CBS Films Move 'Seven Psychopaths' Up To October 12th, Delay 'Gambit' To Winter 2013

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2012 2:25 PM
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After a disappointing 2011 in which their films underperformed greatly, CBS Films have been doing a little better this year. February's "The Woman In Black" proved to be a sleeper hit, and Lasse Hallstrom's "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" did pretty decently as well a month or two later. Next up for the company is "The Words," which opens next month, but they have done a little tinkering with their release schedule for further on the year.

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