Gambit will reportedly start production in October with $154 million budget
Showbizz 411 has learned that production will start on Rupert Wyatt's GAMBIT starring Channing Tatum as the ragin' Cajun this October in New Orleans, while the Louisiana Economic Development’s “Fast Lane” website is estimating that the film will cost $154 million, with $111 million being spent on the Louisiana production, and $28 million of that going towards employees in the area. That's a pretty big budget for a movie based on a fan favorite, but not necessarily well-known comic book character, and to be honest, I was expecting it be more in $80 to $100 million range.
The casting report Showbizz 41 was sent for a 20th Century Fox film called "Chess" (which will likely be the working title while filming), also has descriptions of several characters who will be in GAMBIT. Based on the descriptions below, which other possible comic book characters do you think will appear in the movie?
Louis– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected
Vera– Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.
Wes– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive.
Fritz– Male, any ethnicity, 40s – 50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy.
Nash– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother’s business. Malevolent.
Willhelm– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent.
Gary– Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s – early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive.
Nonna—Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s – 30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.
Joe– Male, any ethnicity, 30s. He’s a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working class family.
Ben–Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan.
Boris–Male, Hispanic, 20s. Charming, handsome, and dangerous..
Clarissa– Female, mixed race, 10 – 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.
Wolfgang– Male, authentic French, 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.
Howard– Male, Caucasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.
GAMBIT is scheduled to open on October 7, 2016.
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