Gambit has been in the works for a long time, with the Coen Brothers intially thinking of directing this remake of a 1960s Shirley Maclaine and Micheal Caine movie. However after delays due to financing, they handed the directing reigns to Michael Hoffman, although Joel and Ethan did provide the script. Now we have the trailer, which gives us out first taste of the movie.
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘Private art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) devises a finely-crafted scheme to con England’s richest man and avid art collector, Lionel Shabandar, (Alan Rickman) into purchasing a fake Monet painting. In order to bait his buyer, he recruits a Texas rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) to cross the pond and pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
‘BAFTA award winner Sir Tom Courtenay, Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci and Academy Award© winner and veteran comedienne Cloris Leachman round out the cast.’ The movie hits UK cinemas on November 21st.