Actor Channing Tatum will start filming the upcoming 20th Century Fox movie “Gambit” in October and reports say the actor is already deep into some card-throwing lessons.
Tatum will play Marvel mutant Remy LeBeau, a.k.a. “Gambit,” under the helm of director Rupert Wyatt, ShowBiz411 reported.
IGN said Tatum is currently learning some card tricks for the character he is about to portray.
Gambit has been known for his incredible knowledge and skills in card-throwing. He also possesses abilities to control and manipulate pure kinetic energy through touch, Screen Rant noted.
Tatum’s friend and “Magic Mike” screenwriter, Red Carolin, told Screen Rant in a recent interview that magician David Kwong is teaching Channing some hand card tricks.
“Yeah, it probably is a spoiler but you should ask him. I don’t think he has it yet. Last night we were with my friend who I went to college with, this guy David Kwong who is an incredible magician and he was teaching Chan how to throw cards and do slight of hand and all that, so we’re producing that and I’m mostly just writing stuff, both things are female-driven but they’re totally different kinds of stories,” he told Screen Rant.
Kwong was the head magic consultant of the 2013 hit “Now You See Me” which starred Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson.
Carolin added that the new Marvel movie will be filmed in New Orleans.
Louisiana Economic Development’s website Fast Lane estimates that “Gambit” movie will cost nearly $160 million to make.
The Louisiana Economic Development keeps tracks projects being filmed in the state, ComicBook said.
ComicBook added the department estimated the film will cost $154,975,309, of which over $111 million will be spent in Louisiana and about $30 million will go to local employees.
“Gambit” is set to roll in theaters on October 7, 2016.
Taylor Kitsch played “Gambit” when the character was first introduced in “X Men Origins: Wolverine” in 2009.