Looks like Channing Tatum has quite a bit of pull when it comes to who sits in the director's chair.
Doug Liman has allegedly entered final discussions for the position with Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after Tatum vied for the director in previous conversations.
With a looming deadline, Liman won't have much time to rest from finishing up on previous films — including Tom Cruise's Mena — but he's also not a stranger to handling big sized action movies.
Liman previously directed Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity and was behind one of the most popular movies released last year, Edge of Tomorrow.
A project close to Tatum's heart, Gambit has struggled to get off the ground for a while, with both actors and directors joining the feature and then departing it. If Liman does board the film as director, he'll be replacing first choice Rupert Wyatt, but with Tatum standing behind him, it does feel like a better fit.
Gambit is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 7, 2016, but there's a very good chance that date may be pushed back if negotiations are dragged out.