Channing Tatum Finalizes Deal To Star In 'Gambit'

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By Matt O'Bryant 

What's up guys and gals, 

Earlier in the week it looked as though Channing Tatum was going to leave his passion project GAMBIT behind , but now after all the dust has settled it seems the two sides have agreed on a deal.  

According to an exclusive report from the Hollywood Reporter: 

Channing Tatum has closed a deal to star in Gambit, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spin-off movie.

The move, which was widely expected, contradicts reports that appeared last week suggesting the actor would exit the project after failing to come to terms with Fox.

Sources say that Tatum and the studio did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations, but such back-and-forth is a normal part of top-level talent dealmaking. The Magic Mike star’s participation hardly was in any real danger because the actor already had invested quite a bit in the superhero part.

One thing that needed figuring out was the extent of Tatum’s involvement in the X-Men universe. Fox sees Tatum’s Gambit, a mutant who harnesses kinetic energy, as one of the anchor characters of the X-universe, akin to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, someone who would anchor his own movies and appear in numerous others. It’s a commitment that could theoretically last more than a decade.

Sources say that backend compensation was also a sticking point.
— THR

Rupert Wyatt is set to direct the film.

GAMBIT  hits theaters on October 7th, 2016

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SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER