Lea Seydoux, Rebecca Ferguson up for ‘Gambit’ female lead role

LOS ANGELES: “Spectre” star Lea Seydoux and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” actress Rebecca Ferguson are being considered for the female role in “Gambit”.


Gambit director Rupert Wyatt is also apparently considering ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’s Abbey Lee.

All are being courted for the role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, Gambit’s love interest.

Bella has mutant powers herself and eventually ends up joining the Assassins Guild while Gambit is a member of the rival Thieves Guild.

Although Channing Tatum has signed up to his own Gambit film, the finer details of possible appearances in other films in the X-Men universe are still unclear.

Gambit is set for release on October 7, 2016.