The Gambit film was supposed to originally released back in October 2016, but of course went through a number of directors. The script has apparently been changed multiple times and Channing Tatum hung on to the role by a thread with all of the issues. Thanks to a new report by Splash Page, it seems we know the plot of the upcoming film.
The synopsis reveals that Mr. Sinister will be front and center along with mutants such as Rictor, Fifolet, Dani Moonstar, Multiple Man and Marrow. It’s supposed to be an “Ocean’s Eleven” type of film, with Gambit recruiting a number of mutants in order to steal a relic from The Louvre at the behest of Mr. Sinister.
There is still no release date available yet, but its Director has noted they should start shooting this year. Take a look at the synopsis below
Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New-Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk. We flashback to almost 25 years before. Master thief Luke Lebeau runs into eight-year-old Gambit while doing a heist. Impressed by his skills, he offers to take the mutant orphan under his wings. Raised alongside other strays he calls “cousins”, the teenage Gambit becomes the superstar of the Thief Guild. He encounters Bella Donna Boudreaux while on the run from the police. Sparks immediately fly since Bella is also a fellow mutant. Their love is directly prohibited by both families since the Boudreaux are sworn enemies of the Lebeau clan. Deciding to unite the two sides, Remy offers to have the two clans team up on a HUGE heist to profit both families. Of course, the whole plan goes awry, and in the chaos, Maryanne Boudreaux shoots and kill Luke Lebeau.We jump to 10 years later; Gambit is hired to do a job in Paris to steal something from the Louvre Museum. It was apparently a test job to see if he still has it. His mysterious employer is revealed to be Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister. He offers Gambit 40 million to recover a mysterious trunk that was stolen by the Boudreaux clan. It will be auctioned off during the yearly Thieves Ball where all the criminal organizations in the world meet up. It uses New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off this seemingly impossible heist…