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'Gambit' producer hopes shoot begins soon (Lead, correcting dateline)

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

"Deadpool 2" is hoping that the shooting for Tatum-starrer "Gambit" will commence this summer as they will shortlist a for the project later this week.

"We have a script that we love - that loves... We have met with a bunch of directors in the last couple of weeks, and we are hoping to actually pick one in the next couple of weeks and shoot the maybe the end of this summer," told

Since announced "Gambit", the project has undergone multiple developmental setbacks. In September 2015, Rupert Wyatt, who was originally slated to direct, left the due to a timing conflict resulting from a delay in the production schedule.

But the delays and departures didn't stop there. In January, Fox announced the release date would again be pushed back from February 14, 2019, to June 7, 2019, following the exit of another director,

Unlike Wyatt, however, Verbinski cited creative differences as his reason for leaving the project.

The "Gambit" creative team has been on the search for a new since his exit. The is currently set to hit theatres in June 2019.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 12:48 IST