The Magic Mike star has spoken passionately in the past about his desire to play Remy LeBeau on the big screen and now producer Lauren Shuler Donner has revealed the 34 year old is set to take on the role.
She tells TotalFilm.com, "I'll develop it with him," and insists the actor is perfect for the part, adding, "He's a rogue. Channing, he's a rascal, just like Remy LeBeau. And he can handle the action. We all know that. And he's got a really good heart.
"He's a southerner too. He's not from New Orleans, but he is a southerner. He understands that world and, you know, Gambit loves New Orleans."
Tatum actually owns a bar in the city.
John Carter star Taylor Kitsch previously portrayed LeBeau/Gambit in X: Men Origins: Wolverine.