GAMBIT Adds MASTERS OF SEX Star Lizzy Caplan In A Lead Role - Is She Playing Bella Donna Or Rogue?

GAMBIT Adds MASTERS OF SEX Star Lizzy Caplan In A Lead Role - Is She Playing Bella Donna Or Rogue?

It sounds like casting on 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men spinoff Gambit is finally underway (again) as they've just added Primetime Emmy-nominee Lizzy Caplan as the mysterious female lead! Check it out!

Variety is reporting that Primetime Emmy-nominee Lizzy Caplan has joined Channing Tatum in 20th Century Fox's upcoming X-Men spinoff Gambit as the female lead. Details on her top-secret role are being kept under wraps for the time being. 

Plot details remain scarce, but rumor has it, that the film will focus on Gambit's life before joining the X-Men, when he was a member of the notorious Thieves Guild. It has also been described multiple times by producer Simon Kinberg as a "heist movie" and "sexy thriller," so take from that what you will. 

Gore Verbinski, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame, is helming the eagerly-awaited project with a script from Josh Zetumer (Patriots Day). Filming is expected to begin in New Orleans sometime early next year. 


It was previously reported, when Doug Liman (American Made) was helming, that Léa Seydoux (Spectre) had been cast as Bella Donna Boudreaux, but it appears as though her role will now be recast. However, it's unclear whether Caplan will take over the role or if she's playing an entirely different character... perhaps, Rogue?

Caplan is best known for her Emmy-nominated role in Showtime's Masters of Sex and also as the CIA honeypot in Sony Pictures' The Interview. Her other popular roles include, but are not limited to, Cloverfield, 127 Hours, Now You See Me 2, Allied, Party Down, and Mean Girls. Caplan's upcoming projects include the James Franco-led comedy The Disaster Artist, the television mini-series Das Boot and the sci-fi thriller Extinction opposite Michael Peña (Ant-Man and the Wasp). 

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!

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