Sneak Peek a casting call breakdown for the new "X-Men" solo spin-off feature "Gambit" starring Channing Tatum, prepping to start shooting October 2015 in New Orleans:
'Louis'– Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side.
'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.
Created by writer Chris Claremont and illustrator Jim Lee, 'Gambit' debuted in Marvel's "Uncanny X-Men Annual" #14 (1990), followed by "Uncanny X-Men" #266 (August 1990).
A mutant, Gambit can mentally create, control and manipulate pure kinetic energy. He is also incredibly skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat and the use of a bō.
Originally a professional thief, Gambit has shown a more vulnerable side of himself with the mutant 'Rogue'. Proud of his Louisiana heritage, he speaks in a thick Cajun accent.
Though he did not appear in the first three "X-Men" films, Gambit appeared on screen in the 2009 feature "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", portrayed by Taylor Kitsch.
As well as the solo "Gambit" feature, Tatum will also portray the character in director Bryan Singer's upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" 3D feature.
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