Doug Liman Nearing Deal to Direct Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’

Simon Kinberg is producing the film for 20th Century Fox

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Director Doug Liman attends the "Edge Of Tomorrow" red carpet repeat fan premiere tour at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Doug Liman is nearing a deal to direct Channing Tatum‘s comic book movie “Gambit” for 20th Century Fox, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap Thursday.

Liman had been rumored for the gig for the past several weeks.

Simon Kinberg is producing the film, which is a spinoff of the X-men franchise. Liman previously directed “The Bourne Identity” and Tom Cruise‘s “Edge of Tomorrow.”

He’s represented by CAA.

“Gambit” is slated to arrive in theaters next fall.