Reports are coming in today that tell us Cameron Diaz will star alongside Colin Firth in the upcoming film Gambit. Directed by Michael Hoffman, whom you may remember from The Last Station, this Coen Brothers scripted remake will provide a fresh take on the 1966 original, that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. The film is set to shoot this May in London. According to Deadline, the plot summary is as follows:
Firth plays a London art curator who plans to con a wealthy collector into buying a phony Monet painting. He enlists a Texas steer roper (Diaz) to pose as a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII.
The script has been lying dead for a while, but now with recent successes for its attached star Colin Firth, the film has managed to find its feet. Now with Cameron Diaz attached we presume that it will pick up some speed and more cast members will be announced. The marriage of these actors and a Coen Bros. script could make for an enticing film.