The long-awaited cast of Gambit is finally taking shape, with actress Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield, Masters of Sex) joining the film in a mystery female lead role. Early in production, it was rumored that Lea Seydoux (Spectre) would be the female lead, cast as Bella Donna Boudreaux, but that has clearly been passed on. It’s currently unclear, if Caplan will take up the role, or this is entirely new, given the constant re-writes the films has undergone.
Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) is set to helm the project with a script from Josh Zetumer (Patriots Day). Filming is expected to begin next year in New Orleans.