Topping the list is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson. The Swedish actress won an Emmy for her performance as Elizabeth Woodville in the British television series The White Queen. She also recently appeared alongside Dwayne”The Rock” Johnson in 2014′s Hercules and is currently filming the biographical comedy-drama Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
Also testing for the role is Lea Seydoux, who’s playing Madeleine Swann in Spectre, the latest installment in the 007 franchise. She’s starred in a number of major movies, including Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood, Midnight in Paris, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. She was also in Wes Anderson’s Oscar-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Last but not least is Abbey Lee, who was last seen as The Dag in the critically acclaimed blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road. She recently wrapped production on Gods of Egypt, an epic fantasy about the war between the gods Set (Gerard Butler) and Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for control of the Nile River Valley. Lee is currently working on an upcoming thriller titled The Neon Demon, which stars Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, and Christina Hendricks.
Gambit hits theaters October 7, 2016.