The first UK trailer for the comedy Gambit has been released. Though the film is directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station), the trailer mostly plays up the impressive credentials of its screenwriters, Joel and Ethan Coen, who scripted this remake of the 1966 film of the same name, which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine.
This update promises to feature several things that the original sorely lacked, like Academy Award winner Colin Firth walking through a hotel lobby without pants, and fellow Brit star Alan Rickman completely nude, something which, until now, has existed only in the literature of certain Harry Potter fan fiction.
The film features Firth as an art curator who attempts to scam insufferable art collector Rickman into buying a phony Monet painting. The Americans in the cast, Cameron Diaz and Stanley Tucci, show up to throw some mugging and silly accents into the mix. Everyone seems to be having fun, and the wacky nature of the trailer implies that this will be similar to the Coens’ other screwball comedies, like Intolerable Cruelty and their remake of The Ladykillers.
Gambit premieres in UK theaters November 21, and hits US theaters sometime early in 2013. Check out the trailer for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments section.