James Bond star Lea Seydoux opens up on Channing Tatum’s ‘Failed Gambit’ film

Channing Tatums gambit Film is one of those projects that will live on for many as a sort of “what if” situation. The long-planned film was officially pulled from the release schedule in 2019, marking the end of the road for the project, but now no time to die Star Lea Seydoux talks about the film and tells IndieWire (above Digital Spy) that the script for the project was really good.

Seydoux, who was cast to play Bella Donna Boudreaux gambit revealed that the script contained humor and that she felt it was very good and very different from her previous work.

“The script was really good,” said Seydoux. “It had some funny bits in it, but they wanted to do more of a comedy.”

She continued, “I feel like people in America have imaginations. I’ve been offered films that are very, very far from what I’ve done and I’m like, ‘Oh. Interesting.’ I love the feeling that I can adapt. For me it is very exotic.”

That gambit Film is a project that was long in development but finally came close to being made into a movie when it was eventually shelved by Disney, a victim of the 20th Century Fox takeover. Earlier this year, screenwriter Reid Carolin spoke about the film and its screenplay, describing it as a “mutant Goodfellas“.

“We created this world in New Orleans, a city of mutants who didn’t care about saving the world,” Carolin said. “They went there to use their powers to party and hang out and their hands could fry the fat at McDonald’s and whatever and the hardest part for them was falling in love because they could read each other’s minds, or ifs if they got into a fight, they could turn a table into a grenade and send their partner to the hospital or whatever. So, it was all this kind of mutant fights and low-level disagreements, and we’re sitting in this world of mafia – almost like a mutant Goodfellas in New Orleans.”

Carolin also said the film was only a few months away from filming when it was scrapped by Disney and in previous comments diversityhe revealed how close it all was.

“We were right on the one-yard line,” Carolin said. “We had cast the film. We had opened a production office. We were on our way to shoot in New Orleans.”

Unfortunately, it never happened and it’s something Channing Tatum said was a traumatic experience.

“Once gambit walked away, I was so traumatized,” Tatum shared diversity. “I turned off my Marvel machine. I couldn’t see any of the films. I loved this character. It was just too sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so willing to play him.”

What do you think of Seydoux’s comments? Do you want gambit had acted? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Photo: Marc Piasecki/FilmMagi

Leave a Comment